Symposium March 2017

ITLOS at 20: Looking into the future

Judge Vladimir Golitsyn, President: The potential role of the Tribunal in light of its experience after 20 years’ judicial activity

Mr Michael Lodge, Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority: The Tribunal and the International Seabed Authority: the future of the advisory and contentious jurisdiction of the Tribunal

Ms Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, United Nations: The Tribunal and the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction 

Mr Esa Paasivirta, Legal Service, European Commission: Management of Fisheries: Challenges and resolution of disputes

Comments: Judge Tomas Heidar

Ms Yukari Takamura, Professor, Nagoya University: Climate change and the law of the sea: a new role for the Tribunal?


“A user-friendly Tribunal in the service of the international community”, presided by Judge Shunji Yanai, with the participation of Judge José Luis Jesus and the Registrar, Mr Philippe Gautier




This volume reproduces the statements presented during the symposium and the question and answer sessions in the order in which they were delivered and in their original language.

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