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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

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

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

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