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4/1/10UN Security Council Resolution 1918This resolution follows previous resolutions concerning the situation in Somalia, especially resolutions 1814 (2008), 1816 (2008), 1838 (2008), 1844 (2008), 1846 (2008), 1851 (2008) and 1897 (2009). Notably, it mentions the Security Council’s concern over cases when persons suspected of piracy are released without facing justice (so-called ‘catch and release’) and requests the Secretary-General to produce a report on possible options to further the aim of prosecuting and imprisoning persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia within a three month period. UN Security CouncilUN Security Council Resolution
4/1/10Combating Somali Piracy: The EU's Naval Operation AtalantaA report prepared by Sub-Committee C (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development)of the UK House of Lord. It examines the mandate and effectiveness of EU Operation Atalanta as well as the key challenges facing it and how to address them. The report includes oral and written evidence by senior maritime experts and UK politicians. View publication House of LordsReport
7/1/10S/2010/394 - Report of the Secretary-General on possible options to further the aim of prosecuting and imprisoning persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia…The Security Council, in its resolution 1918 (2010) of 27 April 2010, requested the Secretary-General to present a report on possible options to further the aim of prosecuting and imprisoning persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. This is the report submitted by the Secretary-General, containing 7 options for the Security Council’s consideration. UN Secretary GeneralUN Secretary-General Report
9/1/10Actions Needed to Assess and Update Plan and Enhance Collaboration among Partners Involved in Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa In response to the rising number of successful attacks by Somali pirates, the U.S. National Security Council developed the interagency ‘Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa: Partnership and Action Plan’ (Action Plan) in December 2008. This report is the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s evaluation of the extent to which U.S. agencies (1) have implemented the plan, and any challenges they face in doing so, and (2) have collaborated with partners in counterpiracy efforts.   US Government Accountability OfficeReport
9/1/10S/2010/447 - Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia This report provides an update on major developments in Somalia since the Secretary-General’s report of 11 May 2010 (S/2010/234) and assesses the political, security, human rights and humanitarian situation as well as progress made in implementing the United Nations strategy for Somalia. The report also covers the operational activities of the United Nations and the international community, as well as developments in counter-piracy activities. UN Secretary GeneralUN Secretary-General Report
10/1/10S/2010/556 - Report of the Secretary General Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1897This report was submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 1897 (2009) of 30 November 2009, in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of that resolution and on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. The report updates the assessment contained in the report of 13 November 2009 (S/2009/590). UN Secretary GeneralUN Secretary-General Report
11/1/10International Code of Conduct on Private SecurityThe International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (the “Code”) was developed to set forth a commonly-agreed set of principles for Private Security Service Providers (PSCs) and to establish a foundation to translate those principles into related standards as well as governance and oversight mechanisms. The Code endorses the principles of the Montreux Document and the UN-developed “Respect, Protect, Remedy” framework as they apply to PSCs.  Swiss GovernmentInternational Agreement
1/1/11Transnational Organized Crime in the Fishing IndustryThis study asks whether there is transnational organized crime and other criminal activity in the fishing industry and, if so, what the vulnerabilities of the fishing industry are to transnational organized crime or other criminal activity. It also analyzes the involvement of the fishing industry or the use of fishing vessels in a range of other crimes.  To view full report please click here.  UNODCReport
1/1/11S/2011/30 - Letter dated 24 January 2011 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security CouncilAlso known as the 'Jack Lang Report', this report contains 25 proposals by the Special Adviser on legal issues related to piracy off the coast of Somalia, Mr. Jack Lang, regarding additional steps that can be taken to assist States in the Horn of Africa region, as well as other States, to prosecute and imprison persons who engage in piracy.  UN Secretary-General, Jack LangUN Secretary-General Report
1/1/11Conference on Global Challenge, Regional Responses: Forging a Common Approach to Maritime PiracySelected Briefing Papers from the April 2011 Counter-Piracy Conference in Dubai, including contributions by Roger Middleton, Rommel C. Banlaoi, J. Peter Pham, Rashid Abdi, Martin N. Murphy, Rudolph Atallah, Joseph Saba, Eric Frecon, Khaled Abdullah Al Bu-Ainnain, Giles Noakes, Pottengal Mukundun, Philip Holihead, Claude G. Berube, Carolin Liss, David Cockroft, Douglas Guilfoyle, and Eugene Kontorovich. Multiple Authors, Dubai School of GovernmentBriefing Paper

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