The court house, Mahe, Seychelles

In December 2009 the first set of Somalis accused of piracy were brought to the Seychelles for prosecution.

The Seychelles enacted legislation to give them jurisdiction to prosecute piracy incidents occurring outside of their territorial waters. Transfer agreements with EU countries and the US were signed in order to allow for the suspected pirates to be brought to the Seychelles for prosecution.

Since then over 100 Somalis have been brought to the Seychelles for prosecution and there have been a number of trials. The Seychelles has received  funding from UNODC to assist these prosecutions and a new wing of the prison was built to house the suspected pirates.