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Collection Piracy Trials

About this Collection

The Law Library of Congress has digitized its collection of pre-1923 piracy trials. This historical collection of piracy trials is critical for understanding how the various nations of the world handled piracy issues before the year 1900.

The subject of piracy remains an important area of law internationally. The Global Legal Monitor has published a number of reports on foreign nations' recent responses to the piracy. A number of posts about piracy also appear on In Custodia Legis, the Law Library's blog.