Apr 19
5:59 PM

UN Security Council to Consider Special Courts for Somali Pirates

On April 11th, 2011, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1976 (2011) to urgently consider the establishment of specialized Somali courts to try suspected pirates both in Somalia and in the region.  The Council, expressing its intention to take further decisions on the matter, requested the Secretary-General to propose modalities for such specialized courts within two months and to describe the role of international personnel and other international support, taking into account the work of the Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia and in consultation with regional States. [MF]

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