Case of Hot Pursuit (26 July 22)

This edition of Tuesdays Second Chance, held on 26th July 22, examine enforcement activities in the Southern Ocean where the provisions regarding Hot Pursuit (article 111 of UNCLOS) have been effectively implemented under the most challenging conditions.

But what are the limitations of this legal provision? Why is it so rarely used? What issues do state enforcement agencies need to take into account when exercising it? Andrew Mallia provides an analysis of how the case evolved, the decisions taken and the outcomes and impacts. Participants were invited to question, discuss, comment and provide critique at every stage, with a view to identifying operational lessons learned that are relevant to today’s challenges in the Western Indian Ocean Region. For Western Indian Ocean audiences