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The Past and Future of the International Law of High Seas Piracy

Piracy conference

International law governing high seas piracy has remained unchanged since the 1950s. With reform on the horizon, join us for a conversation about the difficult legal issues raised by this most distinctive of international crimes.

In association with Centre for Rights and Justice.

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The International Law Commission has chosen high seas piracy as a focal point for potential future international legal reform, with questions raised about how piracy can be better prevented, how States might better cooperate in repressing it, and how the crime might be more clearly defined. At this event, we discuss and analyse some of the suggested reforms, reviewing the laws of piracy as they are now and how they might better respond to this ever-evolving maritime threat.


Opening Remarks:

  • Professor David M. Ong, Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent University)

Panel Session (chaired by Professor Dino Kritsiotis, University of Nottingham):

  • Associate Professor Douglas Guilfoyle, University of New South Wales (Canberra)
  • Dr Tamsin Paige, Deakin University (Melbourne)
  • Dr Mark Chadwick, Nottingham Law School
  • Edward Ditchfield, Aberystwyth University

Closing remarks:

  • Professor Olympia Bekou, University of Nottingham

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