18 February 2021
The CCTL Transnational Economic Law and Dispute Settlement Group Seminar organised on 18 February 2021 a seminar on the ‘International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: 25 Years On’. Dr. Vladyslav Lanovoy, Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice, critically evaluated the role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in the settlement of disputes relating to the interpretation or application of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the nearly 25 years that have passed since its establishment.
Dr. Lanovoy comparatively examined the ITLOS operations alongside the other dispute settlement mechanisms and the limitations to the scope of the jurisdiction as determined by part XV of the UNCLOS and its annexes. During his speech, Dr. Lanovoy also examined the substantive contributions of ITLOS to the legal regime governing the oceans, as well as the procedural innovations in its working methods that may serve as a model for other international courts and tribunals.
Prof. Fernando Dias Simões chaired the well-attended seminar and moderated the engaging Q&A session.