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The Private Arming of Merchant Shipping – an Emerging Transnational Norm?

The Private Arming of Merchant Shipping – an Emerging Transnational Norm?

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Pirates Versus Mercenaries: Purely Private Transnational Violence at the Margins of International Law Ansel J. Halliburton ComputerLaw Group LLP July 6, 2010 Abstract: Because of the recent surge in piracy emanating from the failed state of Somalia, the world’s navies … Continue reading

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International: The state of piracy

International: The state of piracy Post Magazine By John Thompson 4 September 2014 With the nature of the piracy threat constantly evolving, John Thompson looks at the role of private maritime security companies in mitigating the risk Piracy’s gone away, … Continue reading

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Privatizing the struggle against Somali piracy

Small Wars & Insurgencies Volume 24, Issue 1, 2013 Privatizing the struggle against Somali piracy Scott Fitzsimmonsa* pages 84-102 Abstract Pirate attacks against commercial vessels in the Western Indian Ocean and nearby seas reached an unprecedented level in 2011. Despite … Continue reading

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On the Effectiveness of Private Security Guards on Board Merchant Ships off the Coast of Somalia–Where is the Piracy? What are the Legal Ramifications?

On the Effectiveness of Private Security Guards on Board Merchant Ships off the Coast of Somalia–Where is the Piracy? What are the Legal Ramifications? Authors: Dubner, Barry Hart1,2,3,4 Pastorius, Claudia5,6 Source: North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation. … Continue reading

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT: Hostage-taking is big business for the pirates and terrorists who increasingly use it as a lucrative source of revenue

G2: THE PRICE IS RIGHT: Hostage-taking is big business for the pirates and terrorists who increasingly use it as a lucrative source of revenue. But, more surprisingly, business is also booming for risk management experts trying to counter it – … Continue reading

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Pirates Pose Risk to Employers

Pirates Pose Risk to Employers Texas Lawyer By by BRIAN BECKCOM 14 July 2014 Pirate-infested waters in the Gulf of Guinea pose the largest ongoing threat to U.S. mariners in the world. Several factors have contributed to a sharp uptick … Continue reading

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Shipping companies turn to private security as maritime threat rises in Southeast Asia

Shipping companies turn to private security as maritime threat rises in Southeast Asia By Melissa Goh POSTED: 29 Sep 2014 21:10 UPDATED: 30 Sep 2014 00:03 Malaysia’s defence minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, says the country remains at risk of possible attacks … Continue reading

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International: The state of piracy

International: The state of piracy Post Magazine By John Thompson 4 September 2014, With the nature of the piracy threat constantly evolving, John Thompson looks at the role of private maritime security companies in mitigating the risk Piracy’s gone away, … Continue reading

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Say This Seven Times Fast: See Security Contractors Save Ships at Sea

Say This Seven Times Fast: See Security Contractors Save Ships at Sea by David Isenberg (August 27, 2014)  If you have read my writings over the years ( here, here, and here, for example)  you will know I’ve often been … Continue reading

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