Financial Assistance to Parties

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Trust Fund

Developing States which are parties to a dispute before the Tribunal may qualify for financial assistance to help them cover the costs related to lawyers' fees or travel and accommodation of their delegation during the oral proceedings in Hamburg. This assistance is available through a voluntary trust fund established by the United Nations General Assembly and maintained by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.

The terms of reference of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Trust Fund are annexed to General Assembly Resolution 55/7 of 30 October 2000 (Annex I).

Further information