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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.

Members of the Tribunal, 2021/Les membres du Tribunal en 2021

The Tribunal's fourth newsletter for 2021 is now available. Read more
On 29 December 2021, by Order of the President of the Tribunal, Judge Albert Hoffmann, the M/T “San Padre Pio”… Read more

The Order of the President of the Special Chamber, fixing the time-limits for the filing of the Reply and the… Read more

President Hoffmann addressed the General Assembly on Thursday, highlighting that the Tribunal has the ability… Read more

On 30 September 2021, the Tribunal established a Junior Professional Officer programme for young professionals… Read more
The Tribunal celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary today at its premises in Hamburg. Read more