Oceans and Law of the Sea

United Nations Documents on Piracy

Updated 24 May 2012

Security Council resolutions on piracy off the coast of Somalia

Security Council resolutions on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

General Assembly Resolutions on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Reports of the Secretary-General on Piracy

Year Document Title Symbol Relevant Paragraph Pages
2012 Letter dated 23 March 2012 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council (compilation of information received from Member States on measures they have taken to criminalize piracy under their domestic law and to support the prosecution of individuals suspected of piracy off the coast of Somalia and imprisonment of convicted pirates) S/2012/177 Full report Full report
2012 Report of the Secretary-General on specialized anti-piracy courts in Somalia and other States in the region S/2012/50 Full report Full report
2012 Letter dated 18 January 2012 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council S/2012/45 Full report Full report
2011 Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1950 (2010) S/2011/662 Full report Full report
2011 Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of Somali natural resources and waters S/2011/661 Full report Full report
2011 Report of the Secretary-General on the modalities for the establishment of specialized Somali anti-piracy courts S/ 2011/360 Full report Full report
2011 Letter dated 24 January 2011 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (Somalia - Report of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Legal Issues Related to Piracy off the Coast of Somalia) S/2011/30 Full report Full report
2010 Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1897 (2009) S/2010/556 Full report Full report
2010 Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea A/65/69/Add.2 97-122 24-29

2010

Report of the Secretary-General on possible options to further the aim of prosecuting and imprisoning persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, including, in particular, options for creating special domestic chambers possibly with international components, a regional tribunal or an international tribunal and corresponding imprisonment arrangements, taking into account the work of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, the existing practice in establishing international and mixed tribunals, and the time and resources necessary to achieve and sustain substantive results

S/2010/394

Full report

Full report

2010 Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea A/65/69 128-134 38-40

2009

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1846 (2008)

S/2009/590

Full report

Full report

2009

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1846 (2008)

S/2009/146

Full report

Full report

2009

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (Addendum)

A/64/66/Add.1

119-129

31-36

2009

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea

A/64/66

128-134

38-40

2008

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (Addendum)

A/63/63/Add.1

95-101

28-29

2008

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea

A/63/63

54-62, 114-160

18-20, 33-44

2007

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (Addendum)

A/62/66/Add.1

103-105

27-28

2007

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea

A/62/66

86-89

29-30

2006

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (Addendum)

A/61/63/Add.1

71-76

24-25

2006

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea

A/61/63

102-105

30-31

2005

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (Addendum)

A/60/63/Add.2

52-53

17-18

2005

Report of the Secretary-General on Oceans and the law of the sea

A/60/63

94-98

27-28

2004

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (Addendum)

A/59/62/Add.1

88-91

26-27

2004

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea

A/59/62

163-166

41-42

2003

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (Addendum)

A/58/65/Add.1

53-56

17-18

2003

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea

A/58/65

108

35

2002

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea

A/57/57

142-155

27-30

2001

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (Addendum)

A/56/58/Add.1

63-66

11

2001

Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea

A/56/58

174-223

35-43

2000 Report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea A/55/61 96-102 20-21

Reports of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea focusing, inter alia, on piracy

Year

Document Title

Symbol

Topic(s) of Focus of the Meeting

2008

Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its ninth meeting

A/63/174 and Corr.1. ''Maritime Security and Safety''

2001

Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its second meeting

A/56/121 (a) Marine science and the development and transfer of marine technology as mutually agreed, including capacity-building in this regard; (b) Coordination and cooperation in combating piracy and armed robbery at sea;



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