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UNODC LARGE OCEAN NATIONS MARITIME AWARENESS

MR KOLVE NOBRE DE CAVALHO – ATTORNEY GENERAL OF REPUBLIC OF SAN TOME AND PRINCIPE

Question from the Audience:  Do we easily give that sort of universal jurisdiction when it comes to fisheries crime. That would be document fraud, human trafficking and all that. that is the main question. For piracy, that was easy for public interest. Then for other offenses, the question of universal jurisdiction, we have to sit down and debate on that carefully and see whether that would be the most effective solution. Secondly – the penalty. The alternative to sentencing, when it comes to fisheries crime, there is an economic element to that. What is the economic element? We are losing natural resources and at the same time, you are losing in terms of money with respect to the offensive, as well as license fees. So do we pursue within resolute as the solution because I think for fish crime maybe that’s not going to be resolute? So what is the alternative solution to the traditional methods of sentencing when it comes to illegal fishing and fisheries crime. I think that should be the debate; the alternative method.

Answer by MR KOLVE NOBRE DE CAVALHO: I think that is an important element. I think lawyers tend to bore you with new laws and other things, but I think it was also mentioned during the sessions. I also know that the UNODC also had a role in the San Tome to play in relation to piracy and the legislation that applies. I think what is really lacking, is an investigation or study or research, looking to what extent flag states regulate the extent of the activities of their vessels outside, let’s say, their own waters. and it is interesting that many African states don’t do that. So they are basically fishing in somebody else’s waters on the high seas but there is no way or no authorisation…

 

 

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