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dc.contributor.advisor Skouteris, Thomas
dc.contributor.advisor Escorihuela, Alejandro
dc.contributor.advisor Sayed, Hani Badran, Essam Mahmoud
dc.creator Badran, Essam Mahmoud 2010-06-01T10:04:20Z 2010-06-01T10:04:20Z 2010 Spring 2010-06-01T10:04:20Z
dc.description.abstract The increasing piracy in the Gulf of Aden has captured the attention of the international community. Somali pirates have proven their ability to attack all types of vessels from small yachts to giant oil supertankers. As a result, series of serious efforts by international community have been undertaken to put an end to this emerging phenomenon. These include, deploying the biggest anti-piracy fleet in modern history, permitting warships to purse pirates in Somali territorial waters under special conditions, and the new approach toward establishing international tribunals to prosecute pirates. However, there is a growing need to re-examine Somali piracy counter-measures and evaluate their effectiveness. In this respect, a profound analysis of the circumstances surrounding Somali piracy is required. It is crucial to question to what extent the current anti-piracy efforts respond to the original roots of the problem and the needs of Somalia. This research critically analyzes anti-piracy efforts taken by the international community and its impact on the ground. In this regard, a holistic approach was taken to examine Somali piracy. Any anti-piracy measures have to respond to the roots of the problem in order to guarantee their effectiveness in the long-term. Undoubtedly, building a military coalition to patrol ships passing through Somali waters is a needed measure to deter pirates. However, it is crucial to ask ourselves to what extent such measures are sustainable and to what extent it responds to the roots of the problem. Thus, the international community needs to look to the bigger picture and to carefully analyze factors contributing to spread of piracy especially off the coast of Somali. The solution to piracy may lie on the land not in the sea. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (L.L.M.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Piracy -- Somalia.
dc.subject.lcsh Piracy -- Somalia -- Prevention -- International cooperation.
dc.subject.lcsh Maritime law.
dc.subject.lcsh Government communication systems -- Egypt.
dc.title International and regional measures against Somali piracy: genuine but misguided en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline International and Comparative Law en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Law en

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