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The question arises: “May a guard contracted to an owner kill a pirate?” The short but accurate answer is “of course”.
The consequences of the act are not short — it may stop the parade for the killer and those around him....more
The identity card for US transportation workers has been an
expensive disaster in technical and civil liberty terms, and has
brought no discernible security benefits. The hobgoblin of little minds lies in dull and mindless...more
The Prestige oil spill case is a shameful example of a shipmaster being criminalised in a way that would not be inflicted on a shoreside person caught up in the same circumstances.act. Hence, criminalisation is a phenomenon...more
The dismissal of piracy charges against six Somalis has sparked
outrage in some circles,but the judge was simply
following the law....more
The criminalisation of seafarers brings delay and added cost to a
voyage as well as harassment and detention of individuals. But there are ways to reduce risk with training, information and support...more
Heavy-handed security measures by US Coast Guard boarding officers
are unfair and have not improved safety or security....more
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