Sterio Speaks at Case Conference on Piracy, Featured in Plain Dealer

C|M|LAW Professor Milena Sterio participation in a day-long piracy conference at Case Western Reserve Law School last week, and was featured in a September 6,2013, Plain Dealer article by James Ewinger, Case Western Reserve University symposium takes judicious aim at piracy.  The conference addressed the international war on piracy, which was brought into international focus by Somali pirates who, in the 1980s began to prey on commercial ships in the Indian Ocean.  Mauritius, the Seychelles and Kenya, are major players in the war on piracy and have become active in organizing and carrying out most of the prosecutions using both international law and domestic legislation within their own countries.  The involvement of children in acts of piracy was a particular focus of the conference.  Regarding the role of children, Professor Sterio said that “[l]egal debates remain about whether to treat these youth as adults or to give them consideration because of their age. The United Nation’s International Convention on the Rights of the Child does not prohibit the criminal prosecution of juveniles.”

To read the article about the piracy conference, click here:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/09/piracy.html#incart_river

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