n African Security Review - Maritime security and international law in Africa : feature
|Article Title||Maritime security and international law in Africa : feature|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Sep 2009|
|Pages||60 - 70|
|Keyword(s)||Law of the sea, Maritime security, Pracy, Search and rescue and Somalia|
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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