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Pirates: Kenya

Volume 711: debated on Monday 1 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanisms are in place for the transport of pirates to other countries for detention. [HL3927]

The UK has an arrangement with the Kenyan Government which allows the transfer of suspected pirates to Kenya for investigation and, if appropriate, prosecution.

When we consider there to be sufficient evidence on which to prosecute suspected pirates whom we encounter on the high seas, they will transported by sea to Kenya.