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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 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

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

Special Chamber finds that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate upon the dispute concerning the delimitation of… Read more

By Order of 5 January 2021, the President of the Tribunal, Judge Albert Hoffmann, has extended the time-limit… Read more
The Tribunal's final newsletter for 2020 is now available. Read more