Enemies of Mankind

Anatoly Kolodkin, President of the Russian Association of Maritime Law

1928 - Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg)
1950 - Graduates, faculty of law, Leningrad State University
1956 - Researcher and head of department, Central Marine Scientific Research Institute, Leningrad
1968 - Head, International Law of the Sea department, State Scientific Research and Project Development Institute of Maritime Transport, Moscow
1971 - Doctor of legal sciences
1978 - Director, international communications department, All-Union Morsvyazsputnik association
1981 - President, Maritime Law Association
1981 - Expert, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
1989 - Council member, Law of the Sea Institute
1990 - Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration
1994 - Professor, Moscow State Law Academy
1994 - President, Russian International Law Association
1996 - Chairman, National Committee of the Russian Federation on UN Decade of International Law
1997 - Co-chairman, expert council on international law of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Today we will once again talk about the pirates. In recent months pirates off the Somali coast have seized control of at least 27 vessels in the area, 11 of which remain under their control. The Ukrainian vessel 'Faina' has drawn the most concern lately due to the military hardware in its cargo. Can the world do something to defeat piracy? To answer this question, our guest today is Anatoly Kolodkin, President of the Russian Association of Maritime Law.