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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.

By Order of 19 May 2023, the President of the Special Chamber, Judge Albert Hoffmann, fixed the following… Read more
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will participate in the Long Night of the Consulates on… Read more

The Special Chamber delivered its Judgment on 28 April 2023. Read more

The Tribunal's first newsletter for 2023 is now available. Read more

Election to fill the places of seven members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea whose terms… Read more
In his previous Order of 16 December 2022, the President had fixed 16 May 2023 as the time-limit for the… Read more