Piracy as a Threat to International Peace and Security

14 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2015

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Anton Varfolomeev

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: April 15, 2015

Abstract

The study focuses on specific issues in the system of international security related to modern-day piracy. The first part examines the adequacy of the classical approach treating piracy as a common crime with an international element, comparing contemporary piracy to other illegal activities committed by non-state actors. The second part deals with the status of the threat to international peace and security potentially applicable to piracy. The essay concludes with a brief case study on the role of the UN Security Council in suppressing piracy off the coast of Somalia under norms of international security law.

Keywords: piracy, international security, Somalia, Security Council, Russia

JEL Classification: F51

Suggested Citation

Varfolomeev, Anton, Piracy as a Threat to International Peace and Security (April 15, 2015). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 14/IR/2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2594817 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2594817

Anton Varfolomeev (Contact Author)

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