Calendar of Events

President Paik pays courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres 

New York, 7 December 2017

Judge Jin-Hyun Paik, President of the Tribunal. paid a courtesy call on the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr António Guterres, at his offices in New York on 7 December 2017. He was accompanied by the Registrar of the Tribunal, Mr Philippe Gautier.

President Paik makes his first address to the United Nations General Assembly

New York, 5 December 2017

Judge Jin-Hyun Paik addressed the plenary of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly under agenda item 77(a) "Oceans and the Law of the Sea". 

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

Please go to 2:02:35 of the 64th plenary meeting of the 72nd session of the General Assembly.

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Swearing-in Ceremony

Hamburg, 2 October 2017

At a public sitting held on 2 October 2017 Mr Óscar Cabello Sarubbi (Paraguay), Ms Neeru Chadha (India), Mr Kriangsak Kittichaisaree (Thailand), Mr Roman Kolodkin (Russian Federation), and Ms Liesbeth Lijnzaad (The Netherlands) were sworn in as judges of the Tribunal.

Asian Society of International Law’s 6th Biennial conference ‘Asia and international law in times of uncertainty’

Seoul, 25 August 2017

President Golitsyn participates as a panelist of the 2nd plenary session “Trends in International Adjudication”

Comandante Maglione presents the model to President Golitsyn

The Government of Argentina donates a model of the ARA Libertad to the Tribunal

Hamburg, 5 July 2017

The captain of the ARA Libertad, Comandante Fernando Maglione, and the Consul General of Argentina in Hamburg, Mr Fernando Brun, visited the Tribunal on 5 July 2017 together with members of the crew of the ARA Libertad, which is currently docked in the port of Hamburg. On the occasion of the XXth anniversary of the Tribunal, a model of the ARA Libertad was donated to the Tribunal by the Government of Argentina.

Comandante Maglione and President Golitsyn
President Golitsyn, Vice-President Bouguetaia, Registrar Gautier and the delegation of Argentina
President Golitsyn, the delegation of Argentina and members of the ARA Libertad crew at the Tribunal

J. Steffen, GEOMAR
A. Villwock, GEOMAR

Members of the Tribunal visit GEOMAR

Kiel, 23 March 2017

The judges of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea visited the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research.

Based in Kiel, Germany, GEOMAR is one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of marine sciences. Prof. Dr. Peter Herzig, Director of GEOMAR, welcomed the members and gave a presentation on the difficulties of deep seabed mining, the exploration and exploitation of polymetallic nodules, sustainability and environmentally responsible behaviour as well as legal questions that arise.

A visit on board the Research Vessel ALKOR and to the GEOMAR Aquarium concluded the visit to GEOMAR.




UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

President Golitsyn delivers speech on the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)

New York, 10 March 2017

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebration of the CLCS the President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea delivered a speech entitled: The relevance and importance of the work of the Commission to the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea

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

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