Somalia parliament rejects anti-piracy legislation

Mike Schuler
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January 20, 2011

by Daniel Makosky, Jurist.org

The Somali Parliament on this week rejected legislation designed to combat piracy. The bill, introduced last week by government officials, seeks to criminalize piracy and improve internal mechanisms for trying alleged offenders. Lawmakers expressed reservations about the bill, including concerns about its necessity and that the proposed sentencing provisions are inconsistent with Islamic teachings. The bill was returned to a committee for amendment within five days. Continue reading…

[Via Maritime Executive LinkedIn Group

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