International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

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The International Tribunal for the law of the Sea has been in force since 28 July 1996 as the legitimate body originated from United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to adjudicate disputed arising out of the interpretation and application of the convention.

In very brief, the Tribunal focuses upon disputes regarding sea bed, exclusive economic zone, and sea border.

To the Tribunal 25 cases has been submitted since 2016. The main reason of having that less number of submissions is that compared to other jurisdictional organs of international law, resolutions of ITLOS are binding for parties of the case. Regarding the submissions it is seen that the Tribunal has used its authorization to give advisory opinions, to make substantial examination or to decide upon the applicable convention or article on a specific case to be used.

The Tribunal will examine The M/V “SAIGA” Case (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v. Guinea) that is submitted on 13 November 1997.

The case is known to be the first case in which the tribunal have made substantial examination. The simulation grants a great experience to practice on international law of the sea.

Under Secretary General: Berkan ÖZER

 

The International Tribunal for the law of the Sea has been in force since 28 July 1996 as the legitimate body originated from United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to adjudicate disputed arising out of the interpretation and application of the convention.

In very brief, the Tribunal focuses upon disputes regarding sea bed, exclusive economic zone, and sea border.

To the Tribunal 25 cases has been submitted since 2016. The main reason of having that less number of submissions is that compared to other jurisdictional organs of international law, resolutions of ITLOS are binding for parties of the case. Regarding the submissions it is seen that the Tribunal has used its authorization to give advisory opinions, to make substantial examination or to decide upon the applicable convention or article on a specific case to be used.

The Tribunal will examine The M/V “SAIGA” Case (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v. Guinea) that is submitted on 13 November 1997.

The case is known to be the first case in which the tribunal have made substantial examination. The simulation grants a great experience to practice on international law of the sea.

 

Under Secretary General: Berkan ÖZER