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Marine Piracy In Somalia – Past, Present And Future


  • Michal Gornowicz

    () (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)


The interestingness of marine piracy issue in Somalia is caused by the fact that firstly, piracy problem is often shown and discussed in mass media and secondly because it is still an unsolved trouble. Finally pirates attacks in Somalia have a great influence on late delivery of cargo ships’ goods. Somalia is said to be the easiest and the most attractive region for pirates attacks. In fact, it is the truth because Somalia is an example of state with inner destabilization and without legal authority which would be able to face the problem. In this paper following topics will be touched: analysis of Convention on the High Seas from Geneva adopted on the 29th April 1958 (definition of piracy); genesis and history of piracy in Somalia; scale of danger from pirates side in Somalia; postulates of changes in article 100 of United Nation Convention of the Law of the Sea adopted on the 10th of December 1982; attitude of international community towards piracy in Somalia; International missions in Somalia; Somalia nowadays (statistics); prospects for the future....

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  • Michal Gornowicz, 2013. "Marine Piracy In Somalia – Past, Present And Future," Perspectives of Law and Public Administration, Societatea de Stiinte Juridice si Administrative (Society of Juridical and Administrative Sciences), vol. 2(1), pages 101-104, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:sja:journl:v:2:y:2013:i:1:p:101-104

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    international maritime transport; Convention on the High Seas from Geneva; United Nation Convention of the Law of the Sea; international law; marine piracy;

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    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law


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