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 Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30590

 Title: Sovereignty Denied & Sovereignty Yielded:Through the Looking Glass on 21st Century Piracy in the Seychelles Authors: Fernando, Francisca Maryanne Udeshika Advisor: Karen, Knop Department: Law Keywords: International LawSeychellesPiracyPirateSomali PirateSmall Island StateDecolonisationColonialIndian OceanNon Aligned MovementOffshoreJurisdictionEqualityInequalitySovereigntySelf Determination Issue Date: 7-Dec-2011 Abstract: Using the case study of 21st century Piracy as it affects the small islands archipelagic state of the Seychelles, this paper sets the stage for a broader discussion on the sovereignty of small island states in international law. Sovereignty can be viewed through different lenses; sovereignty denied considers the many challenges faced by small island states and their claim to the traditional concept of sovereignty, as promoted during the decolonisation era and projected by the right of self determination. On the other hand sovereignty can also be yielded by small island states, where the jurisdiction of the state becomes a resource. This is demonstrated through the degree of international assistance afforded to the Seychelles in dealing with pirates and more generally, through the development of offshore companies in small island states. Consequently, this paper suggests that international law is both the problem and solution to the sovereignty of small island states. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30590 Appears in Collections: Master

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