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Trial of Pirates in a Third Country (Special Case: Kenya)
Seyyed Sajjad Kazemi
Department of Law, Faculty of Litrature and Humanity, Malayer University, Malayer, Iran. (Corresponding Author)
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Background and Aim: With the spread of pirate attacks, especially on the coasts of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, as one of the ways to deal with this phenomenon, the prosecution of pirates in a third country, ie a country that is neither the country of the pirates nor their country of arrest, is planned and welcomed. Some countries, including Kenya, Tanzania and the Republic of Seychelles, have announced their readiness to extradite and prosecute pirates arrested by other countries. The three countries, led by Kenya, have in recent years become places to try arrested pirates.
Materials and Methods: This study is of descriptive - analytical one.
Ethical Considerations: Authenticity of the texts, honesty has been observed in this study.
Findings: None of the pirates tried in Kenya have been apprehended by the country's navy until 2020. The pirates were arrested and transferred to the country by the forces of the countries present in the waters of the region who have signed piracy transfer agreements with the Kenyan government for trial. UN Security Council Resolution 1851 calls on governments and regional organizations to sign such agreements. Following the Security Council Resolution, the Government of Kenya concluded agreements with the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, China, Canada and the European Union.
Conclusion: Despite criticism of the Kenyan judiciary, particularly in the area of human rights issues, Kenyan courts have been prosecuting pirates for more than a decade and are gradually establishing their position as an important element in the fight against terrorism. Piracy is in the international arena.

Please Cite This Article As: Kazemi, SS (2021). “Trial of Pirates in a Third Country (Special Case: Kenya)”. Interdisciplinary Legal Research, 2 (1): 19- 37.
Keywords: Kenya, Competence, Piracy, World Qualification, High Sea
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Received: 2020/12/12 | Revised: 2021/02/27 | Accepted: 2021/03/12 | Published: 2021/04/1
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