Selected aspects of applicable international human rights law and international humanitarian law in naval counter piracy operations off the east coast of Africa
André R Smit
Convergence and conflicts of human rights and international humanitarian law in military operations
Pretoria : Pretoria University Law Press, 2014
This chapter is situation specific in as far as it provides a South African perspective on the international law framework behind African driven counter piracy operations. It discusses the context of the Somali piracy, the international law on maritime piracy, alternative international crimes to maritime piracy, and analyses the application of international humanitarian law and international human rights law to the combating, capturing, arrest and transfer of maritime pirates.