Anuário Brasileiro de Direito Internacional [Brazilian Yearbook of International Law]. 2016, 21 (2), 136-164
This article studies maritime terrorist acts as international terrorism and related prosecutorial mechanisms. It is first examined how the most serious manifestations of international (maritime) terrorism may be regarded as international crimes. Then, assessment of the international treaty framework on maritime terrorism and practice of the UN organs and agencies fleshes out the characteristics of international maritime terrorism. Attention is paid to legal definitions and procedures. Finally, Universal jurisdiction and international criminal jurisdiction, including the International Criminal Court and potential new judicial fora, are discussed as mechanisms which may be suitable to prosecute and try international maritime terrorism offenders.
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