02 June 2010 by Thijs Bouwknegt

As five Somali men stand trial in Rotterdam charged with the attempted hijack of a Dutch Antilles freighter, international criminal lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops spoke to the IJT about solutions to piracy in international criminal law.

02 June 2010 by Sophie van Leeuwen

Dutch prosecutors demanded seven-year sentences last week against five Somali men on trial in the Netherlands on charges of piracy.

06 September 2010 by Kenneth Manusama

On 25 August 2010, the UN Secretary-General published a report at the behest of the UN Security Council (UNSC), on the available options ‘to further the aim of prosecuting and imprisoning persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia.’ This report can be seen as a summary of a debate that was started in 2009 within the confines of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.

22 October 2014 by Karina Hof

For centuries, states have invoked universal jurisdiction to prosecute piracy in local courts. Yet the past few years have seen a change in tide, with more countries essentially outsourcing piracy cases to specially set up courts in Mauritius, Kenya and Seychelles. Five days before the start of UAE Counter-Piracy Week 2014 in Dubai, Michael Scharf, interim dean at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and chair of the Public International Law and Policy Group’s piracy working group, takes stock of recent perspectives on piracy. 

22 October 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT issue number 168.