24 The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Ximena Hinrichs Oyarce
Edited By: David J Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman A Martínez Gutiérrez
- Arbitral tribunals — International courts and tribunals, powers — Jurisdiction — Judgments — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Marine environment, protection — Coastal states — Exclusive economic zone — Delimitation — Continental shelf — Flag state — Cultural property / heritage
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS, ‘the Tribunal’) is an international judicial body established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (UNCLOS, ‘the Convention’) as the central forum in the dispute settlement system set out in Part XV.1 The Tribunal functions in accordance with the provisions of the Convention and the Statute of the Tribunal (ITLOS Statute).2 After the Convention’s entry into force on 16 November 1994, the first election of members of the Tribunal by the States parties to the Convention took place on...