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Cemlaws Policy Brief

Illegal Activities & Poor Governance in the Fisheries Sector

Editor’s note: As we celebrate World Oceans Day 2021 under the theme “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”, this policy brief addresses concerns of illegal activities and malpractices within the fisheries sector and their effects on the welfare and livelihoods of coastal communities, specifically in the Gulf of Guinea region. In furtherance of our commitment to …

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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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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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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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