International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
Tribunal international du droit de la mer
Tribunal Internacional del Derecho del Mar
Set up by T-XT8298 - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which came into force 16 Nov 1994, as an independent judicial body. The U-XE1137 - Preparatory Commission for the International Seabed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (LOS PrepCom) made the necessary recommendations regarding the practical arrangements for the establishment of the Tribunal. The first 21 judges inaugurated 18 Oct 1996. Seat of the Tribunal is in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Germany).
Adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention, or any other agreement conferring jurisdiction on the Tribunal.
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Judges (21) elected by States Parties to the Convention serving a 9-year-term, one third being elected every 3 years, and including President and Vice-President. Seabed Disputes Chamber (11 judges); Chamber of Summary Procedure (5 members). Standing special chambers (3): Fisheries Disputes; Marine Environment Disputes; Maritime Delimitation Disputes. Ad hoc chambers. Registry, headed by Registrar with Deputy Registrar, is legal and administrative secretariat.
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