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The public hearings relating to the Request for an advisory opinion submitted by the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) will open on 2 September 2014 at 3 p.m. Judge Shunji Yanai, President of the Tribunal, will preside over the sitting.

The hearings will be transmitted live on the Tribunal's website.

Transmission will start at 3 p.m.

The schedule for the hearings is as follows:

Tuesday, 2 September 20140, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

  • Germany
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • Spain

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 10 a.m. – 1p.m.  

  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Thailand
  • European Union

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature 

The sittings are open to the public. Members of the diplomatic and consular corps wishing to attend the reading are requested to contact the Tribunal’s Protocol Office. Members of the general public are welcome to attend and are requested to register with the Press Office. Members of the press are requested to register with the Press Office using the accreditation form.


Internship Programme: The next available internships are from January to March 2015. 

Application deadline: 30 September 2014.

IFLOS Summer Academy:  In 2007 the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea established an annual Summer Academy at the seat of the Tribunal. The Summer Academy is a centre of excellence for studies of both international law of the sea and maritime law. It brings together a prestigious faculty from among the judges of the Tribunal, professors and professionals from the maritime field with a dedicated group of highly-motivated participants from around the world.