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Unpublished Paper
On The Legal Issues (Including Human Rights) Regarding the Prosecution of Sea Pirates; A Case of History Repeating Itself?
ExpressO (2012)
  • Barry Dubner, Barry University
  • Sara Fredrickson, Barry University
Abstract
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre recorded 439 incidents of piracy and armed robbery in 2011 (“armed robbery” is an unfortunate definition of “sea piracy” ) compared to 445 in 2010. Worldwide, in 2011, 45 vessels were hijacked, 176 vessels were boarded, 113 vessels were fired upon, and 155 vessels reported attempted attacks. There were a total of 802 crew members taken hostage, ten were kidnapped and eight were killed as a direct result of the incidents. Those are world-wide statistics. Somali pirates accounted for more than half of all attacks in 2011. While the overall number of Somali incidents has increased from 219 in 2010 to 237 in 2011, the number of successful hijackings has decreased from 49 vessels in 2010 to 28 in 2011.
Keywords
  • Piracy,
  • Human Rights
Disciplines
Publication Date
August 1, 2012
Citation Information
Barry Dubner and Sara Fredrickson. "On The Legal Issues (Including Human Rights) Regarding the Prosecution of Sea Pirates; A Case of History Repeating Itself?" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barry_dubner/1/