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>> Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Côte d'Ivoire)

The public hearing in the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Côte d'Ivoire) will open on Monday, 6 February 2017 at 10 a.m. Judge Bouguetaia, President of the Special Chamber constituted to deal with the dispute, will preside over the hearing. 

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President Golitsyn highlights the judicial activities of the Tribunal and the celebration of its 20th anniversary in his annual statement before the General Assembly

8 December 2016

Judge Vladimir Golitsyn, President of the Tribunal, gave his annual statement before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Wednesday, 7 December 2016, during the General Assembly's debate on the item "Oceans and the law of the sea".

>> Statement on Agenda item 73 (a) at the plenary of the seventy-first session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 7 December 2016

>> Press Release

A webcast of the President's statement may be viewed on UN Web TV.

Please go to 1:18.30 of the 55th Plenary Meeting of General Assembly 71st Session.

>> Webcast


>> The M/V "Norstar" Case (Panama v. Italy)

4 November 2016

The Judgment of the Tribunal on the Preliminary Objections raised by Italy on 11 March 2016 in The M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy) was delivered today. The Tribunal finds that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate the dispute and decides that Panama’s application is admissible.

>> Judgment of 4 November 2016

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20th Anniversary Celebrations of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

11 October 2016

The solemn ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea took place on 7 October 2016 in the City Hall of Hamburg. Mr Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Olaf Scholz, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and Mr Vladimir Golitsyn, President of the Tribunal, participated in the ceremony, which was attended by more than 500 guests.

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