Prosecuting and Adjudicating Maritime Piracy Cases in the Seychelles

Here be a piracy tribunal …

Join the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as we host a conversation with Puisne Judge Duncan Gaswaga, a judge with the Supreme Court of Seychelles.  When in 2010 Seychelles enacted a statute granting its courts universal jurisdiction over suspected pirates brought into the country, its courts have become a hub for piracy prosecutions   Coupled with its location in the Indian Ocean and the favorable laws, Seychelles’ United Nations-backed special tribunal has been busy.  Although not an international tribunal, which some envision as a strong tool to combat maritime piracy, this tribunal supports regional prosecutions.

Join us for the Skype conversation, today at noon.  Judge Gaswaga’s conversation will be recorded and posted here.  Check back later for the video.

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