Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea 335
VII JEAIL 2 (2014)
As maritime criminal activities are increasingly committed across the borders, States
have come to establish mechanisms of international cooperation to be implemented
in territorial seas. This article examines such mechanisms with regards to the crime
of piracy and armed robbery at sea from the perspective of public international law.
particularly paying attention to the nature of these crimes. It concludes that under
the frameworks, States are allowed to pursue various objectives such as securing the
safety of navigation, maintaining security, or protecting the local economy. They
by setting up a forum of dialogue between the coastal States and the user States, it
promotes maritime governance of territorial seas.
Piracy, Armed Robbery at Sea, Law of the Sea, Maritime Security,
on the Repression of Piracy
and Armed Robbery at Sea
under the UNCLOS
∗ Assistant Professor at the National Defense Academy of Japan. LL.B./Ph.D. (Tokyo), LL.M.(Tokyo / Cornell).
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5846-8341. The author may be contacted at: email@example.com / Address:
National Defense Academy of Japan (Dept. of International Relations), 1-10-20 Hashirimizu Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Pref. 239-8686 Japan.