Article 101: Definition of piracy
Piracy consists of any of the following acts:
- a. any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or a private aircraft, and directed:
- i. on the high seas, against another ship or aircraft, or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft;
- ii. against a ship, aircraft, persons or property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any State;
- b. any act of voluntary participation in the operation of a ship or of an aircraft with knowledge of facts making it a pirate ship or aircraft;
any act of inciting or of intentionally facilitating an act described in subparagraph (a) or (b).