Finding a Regional Solution to Piracy: Is the Djibouti Process the Answer?

By Piracy Studies
Updated: 11/06/2012

Maritime SecurityBy Christian Bueger and Mohanvir Singh Saran. Piracy-Studies.org, August 2012.

The Djibouti Code of Conduct signed by 21 countries, including 13 from Africa, to combat piracy in the western Indian Ocean has seen many achievements since implementation began in 2010: the creation of information sharing centers in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, review of national legislation, and coast guard training and capacity building throughout the region. While many technical achievements have been realized, stronger agreements forged through existing regional blocs may lead to more robust responses such as joint multilateral operations or collective responses.

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