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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.

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

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President Albert Hoffmann addressed the United Nations General Assembly today, giving his annual review of the… Read more

President Hoffmann addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations today at a plenary meeting dedicated… Read more
On 15 November 2022, by Order of the President of the Tribunal, Judge Albert Hoffmann, the M/T “Heroic Idun”… Read more