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Scientific Evidence in Cases under Part XV of the LOSC

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The modern law of the sea, centred around the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS), looks to science and applies scientific tests in several different contexts. The particular scientific discipline varies from the biology of species of fish, to geology and other Earth sciences, to oceanography and other environmental sciences, and finally to scientific research itself. If a dispute were to be submitted to a court or tribunal under Part XV of the Convention, there may well be a need for scientific evidence and argument to be introduced in the written and oral pleadings of the parties. One or both of the parties may also see a need to call an expert witness to give evidence on the disputed scientific issues. Judges are familiar with the interpretation and application of treaties. The chapter examines some relevant practice of the Tribunal for the LOS.

Keywords: environmental science; international tribunal; Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC); oceanography



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