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Law of the Sea Dispute Settlement Outside of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

Natalie Klein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 April 2024

International courts and tribunals, procedure — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Negotiations and consultation

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 When a dispute emerges between States relating to the law of the sea, the first and preeminent consideration is the core obligation to settle disputes by peaceful means (Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes) in accordance with Article 2 (3) of the Charter of the United Nations (‘UN’) (‘UN Charter’; United Nations Charter). The modes of dispute settlement available are articulated in Article 33 UN Charter, and include negotiation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and adjudication. 2 These obligations for resolving international disputes are...
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