GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY CONFERENCE IN NIGERIA MOVES TO TREAT MARITIME CRIME PROCEEDS LIKE ‘BLOOD DIAMONDS’

On 11th October, Homeland Security Today reported that the Abuja conference ended with a firm declaration to globally criminalise acts of insecurity and proceeds from illegal maritime activities from the zone as was with the case of the “blood diamonds”.  A communiqué, the  Abuja Declaration, on the Gulf of Guinea crisis said Gulf of Guinea States and the international community should put mechanisms in place to ensure that resources that are illegally harvested/explored in the GoG, including stolen oil and Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishery, are intentionally banned as was the case with the ‘blood diamonds’.

https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/maritime-security/abuja-declaration-moves-to-treat-maritime-crime-proceeds-like-blood-diamonds/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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