Publications
  • Basic Texts
  • Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders
  • Pleadings, Minutes of Public Sittings and Documents
  • Yearbook

Basic Texts

The first edition of the Basic Texts was published in 1998. A second edition with an index appeared in 2005. This volume contains a selection of documents that are basic to the work of the Tribunal, in parallel presentation in English and French. It reproduces the following documents: 

  • Statute of the Tribunal; 
  • Rules of the Tribunal as amended; 
  • Resolution on the Internal Judicial Practice; 
  • Guidelines concerning the Preparation and Presentation of Cases; 
  • 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; 
  • Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the Convention on the Law of the Sea; 
  • Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Tribunal. 

 In addition, it contains the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, as well as an index to the documents published, in English and French.

Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders

This bilingual (English and French) series of annual publications reproduces the texts of the Tribunal's decisions. The series started with ITLOS Reports 1997.

Abbreviated reference: ITLOS Reports, with an indication of the year covered by the volume, e.g., ITLOS Reports 1998.

Pleadings, Minutes of Public Sittings and Documents

This series of publications reproduces the pleadings in cases before the Tribunal as well as the minutes of the hearings and other relevant documents. The documents are reproduced only in the official language(s) of the Tribunal in which they were submitted to the Tribunal. The series started with ITLOS Pleadings, Minutes and Documents 1997, M/V "SAIGA" (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v. Guinea), Prompt Release.

Abbreviated reference: ITLOS Pleadings, Minutes and Documents, with an indication of the year, the volume and the abbreviated title of the case, e.g., ITLOS Pleadings, Minutes and Documents 1998, Vol. 2, M/V "SAIGA" (No. 2) (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v. Guinea), Provisional Measures.

Yearbook 

The Yearbook gives an account of the work of the Tribunal during the relevant calendar year. It presents information about the judges and the organization, jurisdiction, procedure, practice, finances and privileges and immunities of the Tribunal. A select bibliography of articles and books on the settlement of law of the sea disputes is also included.

The Yearbook started with the ITLOS Yearbook 1996-1997. Unlike subsequent yearbooks, the first volume covered a period of 17 months, from 1 August 1996 to 31 December 1997, and dealt with the preparatory work that preceded the constitution of the Tribunal on 1 October 1996.

Volumes 1 to 11 were published separately in English and French. The twelfth volume in the series was the first bilingual volume. 

Abbreviated reference (vol. 1 to 11): ITLOS Yearbook, with an indication of the year covered by the volume, e.g., ITLOS Yearbook 1998.

Abbreviated reference (from vol. 12): ITLOS Yearbook - TIDM Annuaire, with an indication of the year covered by the volume, e.g., ITLOS Yearbook - TIDM Annuaire 2008.

Complete list of ITLOS publications

These volumes are published by and available from Brill Nijhoff.