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Part II Maritime Security Law, 13 The Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

Reto A Dürler

From: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume III: Marine Environmental Law and International Maritime Security Law

Edited By: David Joseph Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman Martinez, Riyaz Hamza

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Piracy — Ships / vessels — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)

This chapter discusses the legal instrument known as the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation 1988 (SUA Convention 1988). The Convention protects ships, their passengers, and their cargo from terrorist attacks. The States which have subscribed to the Convention are obliged to punish or to extradite persons who perpetrate terrorist acts. The SUA Convention (and its succeeding Protocol) was amended in April 2005 with two new core provisions, constituting two independent instruments called the 2005 Protocol to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA Convention 2005) and the 2005 Protocol to the 1988 Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf (SUA Protocol 2005).

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