Burcad Badeed: Somalia’s “Sea Bandits”. Power Vacuum or Alternative?. Piracy - a Definition.
Power Vacuum or Alternative?
“any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or aircraft and directed on the high seas against another ship or aircraft, or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft..”
-- UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
LOCAL: Piracy based economy; undermining authority
REGIONAL: Increased weapon smuggling; increase in fishermen income (Kenya)
GLOBAL: Threat to international commerce; Increased costs