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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

>> Press release


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

Italy raises preliminary objections -Tribunal sets time-limits for filing of written observations on the preliminary objections raised by Italy

17 March 2016

On 11 March 2016, Italy filed preliminary objections to the jurisdiction of the Tribunal and the admissibility of Panama’s application in The M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy).  Proceedings in the case had been instituted by Panama against Italy by an application filed with the Tribunal on 17 December 2015 (see Press Release 241).

>> Press release


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. 

>> 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

>> Press Release

 



Capacity Building

 >> ITLOS-Nippon Programme

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is pleased to announce the capacity-building and training programme on dispute settlement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“the Convention”) for 2016-2017, which is organized with the support of the Nippon Foundation

The tenth ITLOS-Nippon Programme will run from 14 July 2016 to 31 March 2017.

>> Internship Programme

The next available internships are from January to March 2017. 

Application deadline: 30 September 2016.

 >> IFLOS Summer Academy 2016

The tenth session of the Summer Academy will be held from 24 July to 19 August 2016.