Guide to Proceedings

The Guide to Proceedings before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea intends to provide practical information as to the manner in which cases are instituted and conducted before the Tribunal. It gives a brief presentation of the Tribunal and sets out the principal features of contentious proceedings on the merits, incidental proceedings, prompt release applications, requests for the prescription of provisional measures and advisory proceedings. Examples of pleadings and model forms are annexed to the guide. An Addendum on contentious cases before the Seabed Disputes Chamber is available here.

The Guide is available in the official languages of the Tribunal, English and French, as well as in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish, and may be obtained from the Press Office of the Tribunal.