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Court Applies ‘Customary’ Sea Limit in Piracy Case (access required)

In this prosecution of Somali defendants for piracy and related crimes, a Norfolk U.S. District Court finds that a limit of 12 nautical miles describes the territorial sea limit under customary international law; although the U.S. has not signed a United Nations treaty that recognizes the 12-mile limit, and Somalia has consistently claimed a 200-mile ...

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