n African Security Review - Maritime security and international law in Africa : feature

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Ships and those who sail in them face many potential dangers, both from the natural perils of the sea and from the results of human conduct, which demand a precautionary response from seafaring nations. The promotion of maritime security, however, takes place within a context of international law that provides both opportunities and constraints. This article reviews the international legal principles affecting maritime security in Africa, and highlights some of their strengths and weaknesses.

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