PILPG Update: PILPG Convenes High-Level Piracy Working Group and Launches “Piracy News Update”

April 13, 2011

PILPG is pleased to announce the convening of a high-level Piracy Working Group devoted to addressing the challenges posed by modern maritime piracy.

The Piracy Working Group is comprised of two-dozen leading experts from academia, government, and PILPG’s law firm affiliates.  Its mandate is to provide legal and policy advice to domestic, regional, and international counter-piracy mechanisms, with the goal of helping to create effective responses to the growing piracy threat.  This initiative builds on PILPG’s assistance to the Kenya Piracy Court over the past year.

As part of this project, PILPG will be publishing the “Piracy News Update,” a biweekly electronic newsletter that will keep subscribers informed of piracy-related developments around the world.  A copy of the inaugural update is attached.  If you would like to receive the Piracy News Update in the future, please click here.