According to me, another major issue is that the UNCLOS treats only the cases of violence, detention or depredation committed on the high seas (e.g. outside the jurisdiction of any country). However, if people commit the same acts in the waters under the jurisdiction of a country, these actions are considered to be sea robberies, and are dealt with accordance to the laws of the particular country.
Tags: Modern piracy statistics, People of Somalia, Abuses committed by unisom in Somalia, International intervention in Somalia, Human rights abuses in Somalia
[...] This additionally raises the costs of the shipment, adding the voyage thousands of dollars additional costs per day. Thus, the goods for the end consumer increase their cost. In my opinion, modern piracy must be handled with particular care by the states and the international organizations. The most important measures needed in order safety to be guaranteed are both legal (definition of piracy which includes the acts of plundering, robbing or pillaging in the territorial waters) and practical (ransoms not to be paid to terrorists). However, even they can't guarantee complete safety. [...]
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