The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
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paragraph 32 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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This Tribunal - with the acronym ITLOS - is established by Article 287 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982, which entered into force on 16 November 1994.1 Articles 278 to 299 of the Convention set out the substantive rules for the settlement of disputes. Annex VI is the Statute of ITLOS, and the two sets of provisions go together. This combination of relevant provisions of the Convention and the Statute is largely modelled on the Statute and …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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