Virtual conference: Links between piracy and other crimes at sea

On 10 and 11 November, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) and several other organisations hosted the world’s first 24-hour conference on global organized crime. More than 200 experts from 45 countries participated in a broad range of sessions.

Together with Karsten von Hoesslin and Christian Ehrlich, I was part of a panel that discussed the links between piracy and other criminal activities at sea. We had a detailed look at three very different regions: Southeast Asia, the Gulf of Guinea and the Gulf of Mexico. In all of these areas, very specific problems related to maritime security exist, even though the focus from the outside is often merely on piracy involving international merchant ships.

The complete agenda of the conference can be found here. More information is available by clicking on the link to resources in any of the sessions. The full recording of our session regarding the maritime environment can be found here.