The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and by Panos Koutrakos,Achilles Skordas

By Panos Koutrakos,Achilles Skordas

This selection of essays offers a complete overview of the felony and coverage methods to maritime counter-piracy followed by way of the ecu and different overseas actors during the last few years. because the monetary expense of Somali piracy for the maritime and the realm economic system as a complete used to be anticipated to have reached $18 billion by way of 2010, the phenomenon of piracy at sea has progressively grown in value and has lately attracted the eye of foreign coverage makers. additionally, piracy is intrinsically associated with country failure and different pathologies bred by means of it, resembling organised crime and terrorism.

This ebook adopts a holistic method of the subject, studying ways to piracy as those emerge in numerous geographical parts, in addition to tackling the critical matters which counter-piracy increases by way of the main topical points of foreign legislations (international humanitarian legislations and armed clash, piracy and terrorism, use of force). It additionally specializes in the procedure of the ecu, putting counter-piracy in its broader felony context. offering an in depth doctrinal exploration of the problems which counter-piracy increases, it emphasises and attracts upon the insights of the perform of counter-piracy by means of bringing jointly educational legal professionals and the criminal advisers of the most actors within the sector (EU, US, NATO, UK).
The booklet increases primary questions on the legislation and perform of overseas legislation: are the principles of the overseas legislations of the ocean on piracy nonetheless proper? To what volume has the shared curiosity of overseas actors in tackling piracy given upward push to universal practices? Do the interactions one of the actors tested within the booklet recommend fragmentation or team spirit of the foreign felony order? Is it untimely to view those interactions as signalling the sluggish emergence of worldwide legislations within the sector? This universal analytical body of reference is underlined through the concluding half, which attracts those threads together.

The ebook could be of curiosity to criminal students, political scientists and diplomacy theorists, in addition to decision-makers and scholars of legislations, politics and foreign relations.

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