>UN Security Council Calls on All States to Criminalize Piracy under National Laws

>Affirming that the failure to prosecute persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia undermined international anti-piracy efforts, the United Nations (UN) Security Council called on all States this morning to criminalize piracy under their respective domestic laws. Unanimously adopting resolution 1918 (2010) the Council also called on all States to consider favourably the prosecution of piracy suspects and the imprisonment of convicted pirates apprehended off the Somali coast. Read UN press release.