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European Union Committee - Twelfth Report
Combating Somali Piracy: the EU's Naval Operation Atalanta

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 6 April 2010.


Terms of Reference



The mandate and effectiveness of Operation Atalanta

A complex environment

Pirate organisation and tactics

Capability shortfalls

The World Food Programme

Rules of engagement: detention and prosecution of suspected pirates

Coordination with NATO and other maritime forces

The shipping industry

Armed guards on commercial shipping

The insurance industry

Hostage taking and ransoms

Addressing the root causes: the EU's comprehensive approach

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: EU Sub-Committee C (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development policy)

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Appendix 4: Maps

Oral and Written Evidence

12 February 2009

19 March 2009

14 January 2010

21 January 2010

25 February 2010

4 March 2010

Written Evidence

NOTE: References in the text of the Report are as follows:

(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence

(p) refers to a page of written evidence

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