Q&A: What do you do with a captured pirate?

  • Published
Opening of a trial in Hamburg of 10 suspected Somali pirates (22 November 2010)
Image caption,
Under international law, sovereign nations have the right to seize and prosecute pirates

A number of Somali nationals have gone on trial in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, charged with committing piracy in the Indian Ocean.

The BBC News website examines the main issues surrounding their prosecution.

Around the BBC

Related Internet Links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.