Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Piracy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Africa: New Regional Anti-Piracy Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403634_text Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime ; Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403634_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Appellate Court Rules Kenyan Courts Do Have Jurisdiction over Offenses Committed on High Seas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403381_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403381_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Puntland Establishes Piracy Courts and Prisons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402633_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402633_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Security Council Resolution Considers Specialized Courts to Combat Piracy in Somalia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402628_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402628_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Seven Alleged Pirates Charged with Firearms Offenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402519_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402519_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Special Courts and Anti-Piracy Law Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402489_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402489_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Alleged Somali Pirates Acquitted for Lack of Evidence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402368_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402368_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Court Rules Kenya Lacks Jurisdiction over Offenses Committed on High Seas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402371_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402371_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Fight Against Piracy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401545_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401545_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Anti-Piracy Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540986_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in Nine countries in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea region have signed a Code of Conduct designed to increase cooperation against the piracy off the coast of Somalia. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540986_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Dutch Requested to Allow Danish Prosecution of Suspected Somali Pirates http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540915_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in Nine countries in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea region have signed a Code of Conduct designed to increase cooperation against the piracy off the coast of Somalia. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, It was reported on January 3, 2009, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has contacted Dutch officials to clear Danish prosecution of five suspected Somali pirates currently being held in custody on the Danish... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540915_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Security Council Resolution Empowers States Combating Piracy to Conduct Land Operations in Somalia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540914_text Piracy - On June 25, 2013, in an effort to help prevent piracy and other illegal maritime actions in West and Central Africa, participants in the Summit of the Gulf On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On April 18, 2011, Reuters reported that Somalia's Puntland semi-autonomous regional state will soon put in place special prisons and courts to try pirates in the Indian Ocean region. (Martina Fuchs, Somali Enclave to Set On April 11, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cognizant of the continuing incidents of armed robbery and other violence against ships off the coast of Somalia and of other states in that region, adopted On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On January 25, 2011, the United Nations special envoy on maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia put forward a proposal for the establishment of special courts to try piracy cases (Somalia: UN Envoy Proposes Special It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in Nine countries in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea region have signed a Code of Conduct designed to increase cooperation against the piracy off the coast of Somalia. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, It was reported on January 3, 2009, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has contacted Dutch officials to clear Danish prosecution of five suspected Somali pirates currently being held in custody on the Danish On December 16, 2008, the United Nations Security Council adopted its fourth resolution since June on combating piracy off Somalia's coast. Unlike the others, however, the latest resolution "empowers states combating piracy to conduct operations on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540914_text