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Advisory Opinion: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

Alexander Proelß

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 September 2020

Advisory opinions — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)

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 Following intense deliberations extending over a period of eight years, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (ʻUNCLOSʼ) was adopted on 10 December 1982. This multilateral treaty was concluded with the purpose to ʻsettle, in a spirit of mutual understanding and cooperation, all issues relating to the law of the seaʼ (Preamble). The UNCLOS stands out, inter alia, for the compulsory system of peaceful settlement of disputes concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention established by its Part XV. Together with Annex VI UNCLOS which...
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