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Judge Golitsyn (Russian Federation) was elected on 1 October 2014 as President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and Judge Bouguetaia (Algeria) as Vice-President for the period 2014 – 2017 by the members of the Tribunal. 

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At a public ceremony held on 1 October 2014, Mr Alonso Gómez-Robledo Verduzco (Mexico) and Mr Tomas Heidar (Iceland) were sworn in as members of the Tribunal. The two judges were elected at the twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to serve a term of nine years, commencing on 1 October 2014. Before taking up their duties, newly elected judges are required to make a solemn declaration that they will exercise their powers as judges impartially and conscientiously. The declarations were made in the presence of the Tribunal.



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.