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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is an independent judicial body established by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It has jurisdiction over any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, and over all matters specifically provided for in any other agreement which confers jurisdiction on the Tribunal. Disputes relating to the Convention may concern the delimitation of maritime zones, navigation, conservation and management of the living resources of the sea, protection and preservation of the marine environment and marine scientific research.

The President, having regard to the special circumstances of the case and having sought the views of the… Read more
On 21 June 2021, the statement of Judge Albert Hoffmann, President of the International Tribunal for the Law… Read more

Having ascertained the views of the Parties, the President of the Tribunal, Judge Albert Hoffmann, has fixed… Read more

The Tribunal's second newsletter for 2021 is now available. Read more

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 April 2021! Read more
On 25 March 2021, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea amended its Rules with a view to rendering… Read more