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Maritime Law & Security

THE CENTRE FOR MARITIME LAW AND SECURITY AFRICA (CEMLAWS AFRICA) CALLS FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS TO PROTECT THE WORLDS OCEANS ON WORLD OCEANS DAY 2017

The United Nations General Assembly in 2008 decided that the 8th of June every year should designated as “World Oceans Day”. Today, the world celebrates World’s Oceans Day as a reminder of the all-pervasive importance of the oceans to human existence. The global theme for this year’s celebration is “Our Oceans, Our Future” – a …

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Ocean Piracy

Addressing the Legal Challenges to Piracy Prosecution in the Gulf of Guinea

Incidents and Trends in the Gulf of Guinea Gulf of Guinea piracy remains a threat to the safety and security of the maritime global commons, even in the face of the adoption, with wide international support, of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct by regional States in 2013. Significantly, at the close of 2013 the Gulf …

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Maritime Law & Security

MARITIME SECURITY ALONG THE COASTS OF AFRICA:

Causal interface(s) has resulted in an intricate web of interactions and deepening nexus between maritime security and core societal interests such as food security, resource conflict, development, national and regional peace and security. Strategic Context With over 70% of the Earth’s surface covered by water, over 90% of global trade transported by sea and 60% …

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Lecture from Dr Kamal

CHALLENGES TO MARITIME SECURITY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

In my most recent publication, I argue that the Gulf of Guinea presents a convolution of opportunities and challenges to the international community. The reasons are apparent in number of paradoxes. While the exploitation of the Gulf’s oil and gas resources can lead to immense socio-economic gains, the resultant gaping governance challenges may far outweigh …

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