Crimes at sea cripple sustainable development – UCT study
A surge in piracy off the coast of Somalia during the mid-2000s threatened global trade and other state interests to such an extent that an unprecedented global counter-response was mobilised. Navies formed coalitions while public–private partnerships combatted the more far-reaching effects.
Carina Bruwer, a PhD candidate with the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town (UCT), is investigating why other maritime crimes have not resulted in a similar response and how this threatens the achievement of the 2030 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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