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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 / Membres du Tribunal

The advance versions of documents are now available. Read more
The application deadline has been extended to 22 March 2024. Read more

The Tribunal's second newsletter for 2023 is now available. Read more

Judge Tomas Heidar, President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, addressed the plenary of… Read more

By Order of 16 November 2023, the President of the Special Chamber, Judge Albert Hoffmann, has extended the… Read more
On 4 October 2023, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea reconstituted its chambers during its… Read more