posted on Thu 20 Jan 2011 12:55 PM
Insights on Somalia Piracy

Council members are talking about Somalia piracy once more following the release yesterday of Jack Lang’s report to the Secretary-General identifying addtional steps that could be taken to achieve results in prosecuting piracy. In the report Lang makes it clear that the international community must act with extreme urgency to counter the threat of piracy as existing measures are clearly not sufficient.

The 25 proposals presented in the report include enhancing measures already in place as well as new ones such as the establishment of a court system comprising two specialised tribunals in Somaliland and Puntland and an extraterritorial Somali court that would operate in Arusha. Lang also calls for the adoption of a Council resolution that takes up those major proposals deemed to be relevant.