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The Contribution Of The International Tribunal For The Law Of The Sea To International Law

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This chapter presents the luncheon speech presented by author before a distinguished audience of international lawyers and renowned experts on the law of the sea on the contribution of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to international law at this Fourth J.H.W. Verzijl Memorial Symposium. In that speech, the author gives an overview regarding the jurisdiction, composition and structure of the ITLOS, and then briefly outlines its jurisprudence. The jurisdiction of the Tribunal derives from relevant clauses included in international agreements relating to the law of the sea. At present, there are nine international agreements containing provisions making specific reference to the dispute settlement procedures of Part XV of the Convention and conferring there with jurisdiction on the Tribunal. The creation of the ITLOS has from the very beginning been subject to certain degree of criticism as being unnecessary and risking a fragmentation of international law.

Keywords: international law; ITLOS



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