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Prompt Release of Vessels and Crews

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This chapter of the book The Rules of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: A Commentary contains articles and commentaries related to Prompt release of Vessels and Crews. This chapter relating to the procedure for the prompt release of vessels and crews correspond to articles 89 to 93 of the Preparatory Commission Draft Rules. The aim of these articles is to provide the procedural rules that are necessary to give effect to the provisions of article 292 of the Convention, which institutes the novel international proceedings of prompt release of vessels and crews. The provisions concerning prompt release were included in a separate section in the Rules adopted by the Tribunal. The Tribunal confirmed its understanding of the nature of these proceedings in its judgment in the first case of prompt release submitted to it.

Keywords: commentaries; crews; Preparatory Commission Draft Rules; procedural rules; Tribunal; vessels



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