Piracy: The law of the high seas

16 November 2010

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Professor Keith Michel (UCL Laws)

Somali pirates have taken to hijacking and ransoming commercial shipping while dozens of warships patrol the Gulf of Aden to repress their activities. Why do navies not just blow piracy suspects out of the water? Why are suspect pirates sometimes released? Who can put pirates on trial and why are European States transferring pirates to Kenya or the Seychelles for prosecution? UCL’s Professor Keith Michel will explain these and other issues.  

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