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Working paper

PIRACY AS A THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Varfolomeev A. A.
The study focuses on specific issues in the system of international security related to piracy in its new nowadays dimension. The first part examines the adequacy of the classical approach to treat piracy as a common crime with the international element. The essay compares contemporary piracy to other illicit activities committed by non-state actors. The second part deals with the status of threat to international peace and security potencially applicable to piracy. The essay concludes with a brief case study on the role of the UN Security Council in suppressing piracy off the coast of Somalia under norms of international security law.