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Election of Members of the Tribunal

Pending the circulation of the required SPLOS documents at the meeting of States Parties, the list of candidates nominated for election as judges by States Parties has been made available.

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» Withdrawal of a candidate


ITLOS and Singapore sign Model Agreement to enable the Tribunal to sit in Singapore

11 June 2020

In a virtual ceremony held today, Judge Paik, President of the Tribunal, and Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr K. Shanmugam SC, signed letters on behalf of the Tribunal and Singapore for the adoption of a Model Agreement establishing the terms and conditions under which the Government of Singapore agrees to provide the appropriate facilities for the Tribunal or one of its chambers to sit or otherwise exercise its functions in Singapore. 

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>> Statement of the President

>> Model Agreement



Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean

19 May 2020

The President of the Special Chamber of the Tribunal formed to deal with the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean has fixed 13 October 2020 as the date for the opening of the hearing on preliminary objections.

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ITLOS Newsletter

The Tribunal's second newsletter for 2020 is now available.

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, visits to the premises of the Tribunal are restricted until further notice.


Mr Antoine Ollivier Elected as Deputy Registrar of the Tribunal

The Judges of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea elected Mr Antoine Ollivier, of French nationality, as the Deputy Registrar of the Tribunal today.

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ITLOS Co-hosts Symposium on Flag State Responsibilities and the Future of Article 91 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

On 5 March 2020, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) co-hosted a Symposium on flag State responsibilities and the future of article 91 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea at IMO headquarters in London. The Symposium was organized by the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) and the World Maritime University (WMU) and was attended by delegates from IMO Member States, representatives from international organizations, maritime lawyers and academics. Opening remarks were given by the Secretary-General of IMO, Mr Kitack Lim, by the President of the Tribunal, Judge Jin-Hyun Paik and the Vice-President of the Tribunal, Judge David Attard.

» Press Release


ITLOS Newsletter

The Tribunal's first newsletter for 2020 is now available.

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» ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 

The Tribunal is pleased to announce the launch of its 2020-2021 capacity-building and training programme on dispute settlement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which is organized with the support of the Nippon Foundation. The programme is aimed at junior to mid-level government officials and researchers who are currently working on issues related to the law of the sea, maritime law or dispute settlement.

The programme will run from 13 July 2020 to 31 March 2021.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 3 April 2020.

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The Swiss Confederation and the Federal Republic of Nigeria transmit their dispute concerning the M/T “San Padre Pio” to the Tribunal

17 December 2019

The Swiss Confederation and the Federal Republic of Nigeria transmitted a special agreement and notification to the Tribunal today to submit to the Tribunal their dispute concerning the arrest and detention of the M/T “San Padre Pio”, its crew and cargo.

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Capacity Building

>> ITLOS-Nippon Programme

In cooperation with the Nippon Foundation, the Tribunal runs an annual capacity-building and training programme on dispute settlement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The full-time programme, which runs for nine months and begins in July each year, takes place at the seat of the Tribunal in Hamburg, Germany.

The programme is aimed at junior to mid-level government officials and researchers currently working on issues related to the law of the sea or dispute settlement. It provides participants with a unique opportunity to develop their legal skills and deepen their practical knowledge of dispute settlement in the law of the sea under UNCLOS.

>> Internship Programme

Approximately twenty internships are available each year for students of law, international relations, public relations, political science, library science and translation. The programme is designed to give participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of the work and functions of the Tribunal and to enable the Tribunal and its members to benefit from the assistance of persons with relevant knowledge and skills in areas within the scope of activities of the Tribunal.

The next available internships are from October to December 2020. 

Application deadline: 30 June 2020.