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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is an independent judicial body established by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It has jurisdiction over any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, and over all matters specifically provided for in any other agreement which confers jurisdiction on the Tribunal. Disputes relating to the Convention may concern the delimitation of maritime zones, navigation, conservation and management of the living resources of the sea, protection and preservation of the marine environment and marine scientific research.

On 13 June 2022, President Albert Hoffmann presented his statement to the thirty-second Meeting of States… Read more
On 2 June 2022, Judge Albert Hoffmann, President of the Tribunal, opened the fifteenth regional workshop in… Read more

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 April 2022! Read more

The Tribunal's first newsletter for 2022 is now available. Read more

The Tribunal's fourth newsletter for 2021 is now available. Read more
On 29 December 2021, by Order of the President of the Tribunal, Judge Albert Hoffmann, the M/T “San Padre Pio”… Read more