Flag state responsibility for maritime terrorism

Karim, Saiful (2013) Flag state responsibility for maritime terrorism. SAIS Review of International Affairs, 33(2), pp. 127-134.

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Modern international shipping is largely a flag state-based system. Only the flag state has complete authority over the vessels that fly its flag, and as a result, other states’ jurisdiction over these vessels is very limited. Against this backdrop, this article examines the flag state’s responsibility for maritime terrorism, a major security issue and vulnerability in the global supply chain. It is not an exaggeration that the global community’s repeated statements regarding the illegality of terrorism have created a customary international law obligation for states to take all possible steps for the prevention of terrorism. This article argues that providing flags to suspicious entities in an obscure registration system is not compatible with this obligation.

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ID Code: 66076
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Maritime Terrorism, International Law, Flag State, State Responsibility, Maritime Security
DOI: 10.1353/sais.2013.0023
ISSN: 0036-0775
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Johns Hopkins University Press
Deposited On: 13 Jan 2014 23:35
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 00:14

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