Harvest of arrests but no prosecution: ideation toward strengthening the legal regime for prosecuting pirates in Nigeria

  title={Harvest of arrests but no prosecution: ideation toward strengthening the legal regime for prosecuting pirates in Nigeria},
  author={Kalu Kingsley Anele},
  journal={Commonwealth Law Bulletin},
  pages={611 - 639}
Prosecuting pirates in local courts is one of the most effective ways to suppress piracy. Hence, appropriate legal regime is imperative for prosecuting pirates. Despite the spate of piracy off the Nigerian coast and its attendant consequences, there has been no prosecution of pirates in the country. This paper examined the nature of piracy in Nigeria, the legal basis for prosecuting pirates, challenges in piracy prosecution and measures to enhance the prosecution of pirates in the country. The… 
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