Somali Pirates Have Rights Too” by Deborah Osiro.
While the analysis emphases some points that have been overlooked in the recent cottage industry on Somali piracy, it is, in my view, excessively critical of the way pirates are dealt with in the Kenyan court system.
There are, of course, flaws in the Kenyan system, but pirates know what they are doing is a criminal act and don’t deserve a lot of sympathy.
To suggest that “practically all options that might improve their livelihoods carry the risk of death” justifies piracy a bit much.
Not only is the premise inaccurate, but this is no justification for piracy. Nevertheless, the study makes some useful points and you can come to your own conclusions by reading the entire document.