The rise and fall of the international law of maritime terrorism : the ghost of piracy is still hunting!

Karim, Md Saiful (2014) The rise and fall of the international law of maritime terrorism : the ghost of piracy is still hunting! New Zealand Universities Law Review, 26(1), pp. 82-103.

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Abstract

Maritime terrorism is a serious threat to global security. A major debate in this regard is the treating of acts of maritime terrorism as piracy by some scholars and a rejection of this view by others. Moreover, the international law of maritime terrorism suffers from fundamental definitional issues, much like the international law of terrorism. This article examines the current international law of maritime terrorism with a particular emphasis on the debate regarding the applicability of the international law of piracy in the case of maritime terrorism. It argues that the international law of piracy is not applicable in the enforcement and prosecution of maritime terrorists on the high seas. International treaties on terrorism and the post-September 11 developments relating to international laws on terrorism have created a workable international legal framework for combating maritime terrorism, despite some bottlenecks.

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ID Code: 75963
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Maritime terrorism, International security, Terrorism, Piracy, International law
ISSN: 0549-0618
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2014 02:11
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2015 20:50

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