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Queen Mary studies in international law ; v. 34.
"[This book] relates a colourful account of how and why piracy on the high seas came to be considered an international crime subject to the principle of universal jurisdiction, prosecutable by any state in any circumstances."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-273) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Of pirates and Nazis : introducing the "piracy analogy" Crime of the ancient mariner : legal and political perspectives on piracy in antiquity Dimensions of piracy : states, privateers and hostes humani generis The philosophical foundations of universal jurisdiction : piracy in the works of Alberico Gentili and Hugo Grotius The ballad of Captain Kidd : the fall of piracy and the rise of universal jurisdiction (1625-1856) Rationalising universal jurisdiciton : the provenance of the "piracy analogy" Uncertain waters : combating piracy in the 21st century Ancient promise or false hope? : the legacy of the piracy analogy On stranger tides : conclusion.