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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 Tribunal's first newsletter for 2021 is now available. Read more
The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea will hold its 14th Summer Academy, ‘Promoting Ocean… Read more

The Tribunal is pleased to announce the launch of its 2021-2022 capacity-building and training programme on… 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