Monday, April 11, 2011

New Somali courts for pirates

New Somali courts for pirates
The U.N. Security Council took new steps to fight piracy Monday, voting unanimously to urgently consider establishing special Somali courts to prosecute suspected pirates both inside and outside Somalia. The Security Council has imposed sanctions on pirates and authorized countries to pursue them in Somalia's territorial waters. But prosecution of accused pirates has proved difficult, mainly because of legal issues and questions of jurisdiction. Monday's resolution calls for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to report in two months on ways to carry out prosecutions by specialized Somali courts. The resolution says the council "expresses its intention to take further decisions on this matter" after Ban reports. It also urges governments, the shipping industry, and others affected by piracy to provide financial support for the detention and prosecution of alleged pirates in these courts.
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