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date: 18 November 2019

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This chapter begins with discussions of the necessity of a counter-piracy legal regime; forms of contemporary piracy; and the applicable legal framework and its historical roots. It then analyzes the scope of counter-piracy enforcement powers and the legal regime governing the criminal prosecution of alleged pirates, which assumes a holistic approach that goes beyond the law of the sea.

Keywords: piracy, high seas, innocent passage, maritime boundaries, coastal states

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