Maritime piracy in the modern era in Latin America : discrepancies in the regulation

Kiss Amarilla: Maritime piracy in the modern era in Latin America : discrepancies in the regulation. In: Acta hispanica. pp. 121-128. (2020)

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Maritime piracy is an activity that was considered defunct long ago and that Latin American countries experience it again in the 21st century. Since 2016 the number of attacks has increased dramatically involving armed robbery, kidnapping and massacre. Modern day piracy has nothing to do with the romantic illusion of the pirates of the Caribbean, this phenomenon is associated with the governmental, social or economic crisis of a state. When it appears, we can make further conclusions regarding the general conditions of the society in these states. But do these attacks really constitute piracy under international law? Does Latin American piracy have unique features that are different from piracy in the rest of the world? The study attempts to answer the questions why piracy matters in Latin America and how it relates to drug trafficking and terrorism. Apart from that, the study presents a legal aspect comparing the regulation of international law to domestic law, especially to the national law of Latin American states.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Estudios geopolíticos y de relaciones internacionales
Journal or Publication Title: Acta hispanica
Date: 2020
ISSN: 1416-7263
Page Range: pp. 121-128
Language: English
Publisher: Universidad de Szeged, Departamento de Estudios Hispánicos
Place of Publication: Szeged
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DOI: 10.14232/actahisp.2020.0.121-128
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kalózkodás - tengeri - Latin-Amerika - 21. sz.
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 128. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.05. Law
Date Deposited: 2020. Dec. 09. 10:31
Last Modified: 2022. Jul. 18. 15:43

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