Troubled Waters: Combating Modern Piracy with the Rule of Law

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Room 603

For centuries the threat of piracy in international and territorial waters has prompted the development of laws to address piracy's economic and human cost. The results can be seen everywhere from Congress' Article I power to define and punish piracy to broader international efforts such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Despite these efforts, there have been hundreds of attacks off the Horn of Africa and throughout the South Pacific in this year alone. Are existing laws the most effective response available? Do the economic and social costs of piracy warrant stronger legal initiatives? The Law Review's Symposium will provide a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss these and other issues. Participation is welcome from the international, commercial, governmental, and national security communities.

Presented by the American University Law Review





Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff & General Public – no charge
(registration is required)

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CLE Registration Fee- $55

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