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United States v Monroy and ors, Appeal judgment, ILDC 2485 (US 1980), 614 F2d 61 (5th Cir 1980), 19th March 1980, United States; Court of Appeals (5th Circuit) [5th Cir]

Whether the US Coast Guard had authority to sail up to a stateless vessel in order to ascertain her nationality according to the ‘right of approach’ under international law.

Whether the boarding and search of a stateless vessel without a warrant was invalid under the Convention on the High Seas.

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