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Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Avoidance of and Alternatives to Ransom Payments

Discussion Document
Adjoa Anyimadu, August 2012

This paper is part of a series intended to stimulate discussion among governments seeking to better coordinate their positions on the payment of ransoms in cases of maritime piracy emanating from Somalia.

This paper sets out a number of potential options for avoiding ransom payments, and assesses a selection of alternatives to ransom payments.

Further reading:

Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Policy Options for Preventing the Payment of Ransoms
Adjoa Anyimadu, May 2012 

Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Policy Options for Reducing Ransom Payments
Adjoa Anyimadu, August 2012

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