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The M/V ‘Norstar’ Case, Panama v Italy, Preliminary Objections, ITLOS Case No 25, ICGJ 512 (ITLOS 2016), 4th November 2016, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea [ITLOS]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 January 2021

Whether the silent non-response of one State was sufficient for establishing the existence of a dispute, for the purposes of the jurisdiction of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (‘ITLOS’).

Whether a request for detention of a vessel could render the issuing State the proper respondent, or whether the State complying with and executing the request for detention was the proper respondent, or at least an indispensable party to the proceedings.

Whether the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or general international law, provided a time limit regarding the institution of proceedings before ITLOS.

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