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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.

Members of the Tribunal / Membres du Tribunal 2023

By Order of 16 November 2023, the President of the Special Chamber, Judge Albert Hoffmann, has extended the… Read more
On 4 October 2023, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea reconstituted its chambers during its… Read more

Judge Heidar (Iceland) was elected today by the members of the Tribunal as President and Judge Chadha (India)… Read more

At a public ceremony held this morning, Ms Frida María Armas Pfirter (Argentina), Mr Hidehisa Horinouchi… Read more

The public hearing concluded on 25 September 2023. The Tribunal will now deliberate on the case. Read more
Judge Albert Hoffmann, President of the Tribunal, opened the second ITLOS Workshop for Legal Advisers… Read more