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Piracy and Armed Robbery at SeaThe Legal Framework for Counter-Piracy Operations in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden$
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Anna Petrig and Robin Geiß

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199609529

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609529.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea

Robin Geiß

Anna Petrig

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the recent upsurge of piracy and armed robbery at sea and the response of the international community. It describes the Security Council's ambitious goal to eradicate piracy. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyse the international legal framework applicable to the counter-piracy operations in Somalia, off its coast and in the larger Gulf of Aden region. An overview of the four parts of the book is also presented.

Keywords:   piracy, armed robbery, international community, Security Council

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