Dr. PETRIG Anna, LL.M. (Harvard) – Anna Petrig initiated the Sea Piracy Project of the Max Planck Institute for International and Foreign Criminal Law in Freiburg (Germany) in 2009 and managed it until the end of 2011. In 2013 she completed a research project on the transfer of piracy suspects to third States for their criminal prosecution at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Her current research focus is human rights at sea, especially in the areas of migration, law enforcement and the use of private maritime security companies. She is a supporter of the “Human Rights at Sea” (HRAS) international maritime initiative.
Anna Petrig earned her law degree from the University of Freiburg (Switzerland) in 2003. During her studies, she spent a year at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris (France) where she specialized in European law. Anna Petrig holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (USA) where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar during the academic year 2006/2007 and focused on international human rights law. She is a member of the Bar of the Canton of Berne (Switzerland) and the New York State Bar (USA). She holds a PhD from the University of Basel (Switzerland). Her broad legal experience includes work in private practice, the courts and the legal division of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva (Switzerland).
Anna Petrig, Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfers of Piracy Suspects (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2014; forthcoming).
Anna Petrig, Transfers of Piracy Suspects - A Crucial Element of the Regional Prosecution Strategy in Light of Human Rights Law, in: Claudia Cinelli and Eva Vázquez Gómez (eds), Regional Strategies to Maritime Security: A Comparative Perspective (Tirant lo Blanch 2014; forthcoming).
Anna Petrig, Human Rights in Counter-Piracy Operations: No Legal Vacuum but Legal Uncertainty, in: Mejia, Maximo / Kojima, Chie / Sawyer, Mark (eds), Piracy at Sea, (Springer 2013), p. 31-45.
Anna Petrig, The Use of Force and Firearms by Private Maritime Security Companies against Suspected Pirates, International and Comparative Law Quarterly 62 (2013), 667-701.
Anna Petrig, Arrest, Detention and Transfer of Piracy Suspects: A Critical Appraisal of the German Courier Case Decision, in: Andreone, Gemma / Bevilacqua, Giorgia / Cataldi, Giuseppe / Cinelli, Claudia (Eds), Insecurity at Sea: Piracy and Other Risks to Navigation (Naples, Giannini Editore 2013), 153-171.
Robin Geiss & Anna Petrig, Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea - The Legal Framework for Counter-Piracy Operations in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden (Oxford, Oxford University Press 2011, 344 pages).
Anna Petrig (Ed), Sea Piracy Law: Selected National Legal Frameworks and Regional Legislative Approaches / Droit de la piraterie maritime: Cadres juridiques nationaux et approches législatives régionales (Berlin, Duncker & Humblot 2010, 161 pages).
Robin Geiss & Anna Petrig, UN-mandatierte Piraterie-Bekämpfung im Golf von Aden - Langfristige Lösungen müssen gefunden werden, Vereinte Nationen 1 (2010) 3-8.
Anna Petrig, Pirateriebekämpfung vor den Küsten Somalias - Expertentreffen zum Thema "Multinational Law Enforcement & Sea Piracy", Jusletter (11 January 2010) 1-5.
Anna Petrig, Pirateriebekämpfung vor den Küsten Somalias - Expertentreffen zum Thema "Multinational Law Enforcement and Sea Piracy", Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft (ZStW), 122 (2010) 291-297.
Anna Petrig, Die Strafverfolgung von Piraten: Trial-and-Error? Bofaxe Nr. 357D, Institut für Friedenssicherungsrecht und Humanitäres Völkerrecht der Ruhr Universität Bochum (14 October 2010).