On Monday 20 August 2012 the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations of the The Hague Academy of International Law will start. The Research Programme of this year is criminal acts at sea. Together with the two Directors of Studies of the research programme for 2012,  Dr. Kimberley N. TRAPP (Lecturer at Newnham College, University of Cambridge) for the French-speaking section and Dr. Efthymios PAPASTAVRIDIS (Lecturer at University of Thrace and Research Fellow at Academy of Athens) for the English-speaking section, the participants will study the various aspects of law which are related to criminal acts at sea. Both the participants and the Directors of Studies will write an article which will eventually be published in the Receuil des Cours, together with a bibliography which will be compiled by jurists from the Peace Palace Library.

The Peace Palace Library has a research guide about piracy. The research guide contains a comprehensive compilation of relevant literature and links on the topic of criminal acts at sea. A Bibliography on Criminal Acts at Sea has been compiled by Peace Palace Library jurists R. Ridderhof and R. Steenhard, and with the help of intern L.E. Deeks.

The programme of the Centre for Studies takes place from 20 August to 7 September, 2012.

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