Terms and Conditions of Use of the ITLOS Website


  • The Tribunal maintains this website as a courtesy. The information presented herein is for informative purposes only.
  •  In the interest of a wide dissemination of information, the Tribunal grants permission to users to visit this website and to download and copy the resources from the website for the user’s personal, non-commercial use such as academic, research or private study purposes. The Tribunal is to be acknowledged as the source.
  • The Tribunal administers this website. All resources from the Tribunal on this website are subject to the present Terms and Conditions.


  • The Tribunal hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from the use of information or data contained on this website.
  • The Tribunal, members of its staff and its contractors shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of information or data contained on this website, including the inappropriate, improper or fraudulent use of such information or data.
  • The Tribunal provides information which it deems, on the basis of its own criteria and in its sole and complete discretion, to be appropriate for disclosure.
  • Information or data contained on this website may not be reproduced or used for commercial purposes.
  • The consultation or use of the data contained on this website shall automatically constitute full acceptance of the above disclaimer of liability.
  • Streamed video and audio proceedings (including any interpretation via an audio channel) serve to facilitate communication and do not constitute an authentic or verbatim record of the proceedings.
  • The website contains hyperlinks to a number of external websites. The Tribunal assumes no responsibility for the content or privacy policy of those websites.
  • The Tribunal's social media accounts are designed as an information tool. They do not accept inquiries or requests for information, and the items posted do not constitute official documents of the Tribunal. The Tribunal does not guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or validity of any comments posted on its social media outlets. Users must not post any content that is obscene, defamatory, profane, libellous, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to any person or entity. The Tribunal reserves the right to delete or edit any comments that it considers inappropriate or unacceptable.

Tribunal’s publications 

The electronic versions of the texts of the series Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders and Pleadings, Minutes of Public Sittings and Documents reproduced on this website are subject to copyright. They may not be reproduced, translated, stored in a retrieval system, or used for any commercial purposes without prior written permission from the Registrar of the Tribunal. Authorization to do so should be requested from the Registrar's Office.

The electronic version of the Tribunal’s publications is provided as a courtesy. The printed version of the Tribunal’s publications is the official version and shall govern any discrepancies between the two.


The photographs and films displayed on the website are available in high-resolution format and may be requested from the Press Office. The reproduction of photographs provided by the Tribunal should credit 'ITLOS Photo' as the source and should not be modified without prior permission.

Guidelines on the use of the ITLOS emblem

  • The emblem (official logo) of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is the official seal of the Tribunal.
  • The emblem is used for the Tribunal’s official documents and correspondence, publications, public relations material and the website.
  • The emblem may only be used by third parties with written authorization of the Tribunal. Notwithstanding this, the emblem may be used by the departments and offices of the United Nations Secretariat, the specialized agencies of the United Nations and the International Seabed Authority without authorization.
  • Authorization to use the emblem may be provided, in particular, for joint publications of the Tribunal and a third party, academic events organized with the Tribunal or material related to capacity-building events organized in cooperation with or with the support of the Tribunal.
  • The emblem, its shape and colouring must be reproduced as is and should not be modified in any way.
  • The emblem may not be used for commercial or advertising purposes, for instance by suppliers providing goods and equipment to the Tribunal.
  • Written authorization to use the emblem should be requested from the Press Office of the Tribunal.

Preservation of immunities

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered a limitation or waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of the Tribunal, which are hereby specifically reserved.