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The Tribunal deeply regrets to announce the death of Judge Antonio Cachapuz de Medeiros

19 September 2016

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea deeply regrets to announce the death, on 15 September 2016, of Judge Antonio Cachapuz de Medeiros. Judge Cachapuz de Medeiros had been a Member of the Tribunal since 15 January 2016. His term of office was due to expire in September 2017.

A condolence register will be open for signature at the Tribunal on Friday, 23 September, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday, 26 September 2016, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The public hearing on the preliminary objections raised by Italy in the M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy) will open on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 at 10 a.m.  

By Order of 4 August 2016, the President of the Tribunal fixed 20 September 2016 as the date for the opening of the public hearing on the preliminary objections raised by Italy. The hearing is expected to last three days. The schedule of the hearing is as follows:

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

First round - Italy: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

First round - Panama: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Second round - Italy: 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

 Second round - Panama: 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. 

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Round Table at the Meeting of States Parties

The President of the Tribunal chaired a round table on the role of the Tribunal in the settlement of law of the sea disputes at the Meeting of States Parties on 23 June 2016 to mark the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the Tribunal. 

Speakers at the round table were Vice-President Bouguetaia, Judges Akl, Wolfrum, Jesus and Heidar, and the Registrar, Mr Gautier.

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President Golitsyn reports to the Meeting of States Parties

On 20 June 2016, the President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Judge Vladimir Golitsyn, addressed the 26th Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and presented the Tribunal’s annual report for 2015.

>> Statement given by the President on the occasion of the presentation of the Report of the Tribunal to the 26th Meeting of States Parties on 20 June 2016

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Capacity Building

>> Internship Programme

The next available internships are from January to March 2017. 

Application deadline: 30 September 2016.