INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL RESPONSES IN COMBATING MARITIME SECURITY THREATS IN SOMALIAAbstract:
The paper explores the international and regional responses in combating maritime security threats in Somalia. It examines the responses of the United Nations system, INTERPOL, contact groups on piracy off the coast of Somalia, international naval-military responses. It additional sheds light ion the responses of the African leaders and countries to this threat. It pays particular attention to the African Union’s response to the threat, and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). This paper will as a good launching pad for future studies on this subject matter as it explores in great detail, the different responses to the threat of piracy on the sea and the successes of the numerous efforts so far.