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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.

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The President issued today an order regarding the conduct of Case No. 31. The Tribunal invites States Parties… Read more

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
The public hearing concluded on 24 October 2022. The Special Chamber will now deliberate on the case. Read more