Document symbol: S/RES/1851(2008)
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Security Council resolution 1851 (2008) on fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia
Calls upon States, regional and international organizations to take part in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, in particular, consistent with this resolution, resolution 1846 (2008), and international law; encourages them to establish an international cooperation mechanism to act as a common point of contact; recalls that future recommendations on ways to ensure the long-term security of international navigation and a possible coordination and leadership role for UN; encourages them to consider creating a centre in the region to coordinate information; decides that for a period of 12 months from the date of adoption of resolution 1846, States and regional organizations may undertake all necessary measures that are appropriate in Somalia pursuant to the request of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG); Calls on Member States to assist the TFG to strengthen its operational capacity; affirms that the authorization provided in this resolution apply only with respect to the situation in Somalia and such authorizations have been provided only following the receipt of the 9 Dec. 2008 letter conveying the consent of the TFG; urges States to develop avoidance, evasion, and defensive best practices and advisories to take when under attack or when sailing in waters off the coast of Somalia.Adopted unanimously.
UN. Security Council - Resolutions and decisions - Somalia. Transitional Federal Government - UN - UN Office on Drugs and Crime - International Conference on Piracy around Somalia (2008 : Kenya) - IMO - PIRACY - ROBBERY - TERRITORIAL SEA - REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS - MARITIME LAW - CAPTURE AT SEA - ARREST OF SHIPS - TREATIES - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS - CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION - PROSECUTION - COOPERATION BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS - CAPACITY BUILDING - TECHNICAL COOPERATION - INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW - ARMS EMBARGO - MARITIME SECURITY - JURISDICTION OVER SHIPS AT SEA - SOMALIA SITUATION - INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS
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