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Mr Cachapuz de Medeiros (Brazil) elected Member of the Tribunal

15 January 2016

Mr Antonio Cachapuz de Medeiros was elected today at a Special Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in New York.

His biography may be found on the Tribunal’s website.

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Panama institutes proceedings against Italy in a dispute concerning the arrest and detention of the M/V Norstar

17 December 2015

Panama today filed an application with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in a dispute with Italy regarding the arrest and detention of the M/V Norstar, a Panamanian-flagged vessel. 

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UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

President Golitsyn meets Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

16 December 2015

President Golitsyn met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, in New York. The Legal Counsel of the United Nations, Mr Miguel de Serpa Soares, attended also the meeting.


UN Photo/Cia Pak

President Golitsyn reports on increasing judicial activity of the Tribunal and underlines the Tribunal's commitment to facilitating access to its procedures

Judge Vladimir Golitsyn, President of the Tribunal, gave his annual statement before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, on the occasion of the General Assembly's debate on the item "Oceans and the law of the sea".

>> Statement on Agenda item 79 (a) at the plenary of the seventieth session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 8 December 2015

>> Press Release

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

Please go to 52:00 of the 69th plenary meeting of the 70th session of the General Assembly.

>> Webcast


President Golitsyn and Dr Till Steffen, Senator of Justice of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

President Golitsyn receives Hamburg’s Senator of Justice, Mr Till Steffen

18 November 2015

Dr Till Steffen, Senator of Justice of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, paid a courtesy call on President Golitsyn today.


The election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Judge Vicente Marotta Rangel (Brazil) will be held on 15 January 2016.

In accordance with the Statute of the Tribunal, the Registrar prepared a list of candidates nominated by States Parties. The list is available on the website of the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea.


President Golitsyn and Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Law, Mr Ng How Yue

Singapore as a venue for proceedings in cases before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea - Joint Declaration Signed between Ministry of Law and President of the Tribunal

On 31 August 2015, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Law, Mr Ng How Yue, and the President of the Tribunal, Judge Vladimir Golitsyn, signed a Joint Declaration to mark a major move for Singapore to become a venue in Asia for proceedings in cases before a special chamber of the Tribunal or before the Tribunal to settle disputes relating to the law of the sea.

>> Press Release


President Golitsyn and H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

Tribunal holds regional workshop in Indonesia

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea held its eleventh regional workshop in Bali, Indonesia, on 27 and 28 August 2015. 

The workshop was devoted to “The Role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in the Settlement of Disputes relating to the Law of the Sea”, and was organized with the assistance of the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), and in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. 

>> Press Release


>> The “Enrica Lexie” Incident (Italy v. India), Provisional Measures

Tribunal orders parties to suspend all court proceedings which might aggravate or extend the dispute submitted to the Annex VII arbitral tribunal

>> Order of 24 August 2015

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Capacity Building

 >> ITLOS-Nippon Programme

The ninth ITLOS-Nippon Programme will run from 15 July 2015 to 31 March 2016.

 

>> Internship Programme:

The next available internships are from July to September 2016. 

Application deadline: 31 March 2016.