Calendar of Events

IMO Director of Legal and External Affairs speaks at the Tribunal

Hamburg, 3 August 2018

Mr Frederick Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs of the International Maritime Organisation, was the IFLOS Summer Academy 2018 Open Event guest speaker, addressing the topic ‘IMO – Latest Achievements, Current Issues and Challenges'.

IFLOS Summer Academy

Hamburg, 22 July 2018

The 12th session of the IFLOS Summer Academy started on 22 July 2018 at the Tribunal. 41 participants from 30 States will follow four weeks of law of the sea and maritime law lectures and workshops.

KMI Contribution to the Tribunal's internship programme

Hamburg, 26 June 2018

Mr Myung-Saeng Joung, Vice-President of the Korea Maritime Institute, paid a courtesy call on the President, Judge Paik, today, signing an MoU and committing €45,000 to contribute to the Tribunal's internship programme.

President Paik reports to the Meeting of States Parties

11 June 2018

On 11 June 2018, Judge Jin-Hyun Paik, President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, presented the Tribunal’s annual report for 2017 to the 28th Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

>> Press Release

>> Statement

>> Annual Report

ITLOS Regional Workshop

Mindelo, 2 and 3 May 2018

The Tribunal held its 13th regional workshop on “The role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in the settlement of disputes relating to the law of the sea” on the Island of São Vicente, Cabo Verde  on 2 and 3 May 2018. President Paik and Mr José Gonçalves, Minister of Maritime Economy of Cabo Verde, gave a statement at the opening ceremony. Presentations on the dispute settlement mechanism established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea were given by the President, Judges Jesus and Bouguetaia and Registrar Gautier. The workshop was attended by representatives of nine States (Angola, Benin, Cabo Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d‘Ivoire, Guinea (Republic of), São Tome and Principe, Senegal, and Togo) and of the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission. 

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Hamburg’s Consular Night (open evening)/Lange Nacht der Konsulate, Hamburg

Hamburg, 15 May 2018

The Tribunal took part in this annual event organized by the Senate of Hamburg, opening its doors to nearly 300 members of the public. 

President Paik welcomes the participants

Round Table for maritime law firms on 'Proceedings available at ITLOS in cases involving the arrest and detention of vessels'.

Hamburg, 28 March 2018

>> Programme

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.

>> Webcast

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

>> Section on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Tribunal