Law of the Sea Bulletin

The Law of the Sea Bulletin provides cogent and timely information on important issues related to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Issued three times a year, it provides legal material relevant to the Law of the Sea, including national legislation, bilateral agreements and multilateral treaties, as well as information on decisions of the International Court of Justice, arbitration tribunals and other dispute settlement procedures.

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The Seabed Disputes Chamber rendered its Advisory Opinion on the Responsibilities and obligations of States sponsoring persons and entities with respect to activities in the Area at a public sitting today. The Advisory Opinion is the first decision of the Seabed Disputes Chamber of the Tribunal and the first advisory opinion submitted to it. The eleven judges of the chamber, President Tullio Treves (Italy) and Judges Vicente Marotta Rangel (Brazil), L. Dolliver M. Nelson (Grenada), P. Chandrasekhara Rao (India), Rüdiger Wolfrum (Germany), Shunji Yanai (Japan), James Kateka (United Republic of Tanzania), Albert Hoffmann (South Africa), Zhiguo Gao (China), Boualem Bouguetaia (Algeria) and Vladimir Vladimirovich Golitsyn (Russian Federation) decided unanimously upon the Advisory Opinion.

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