ITLOS

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an international court that was established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Its mandate, as defined by the UNCLOS, is to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. It is composed out of 21 judges, that are elected for the fairness, integrity and the competence in the field of the law of the sea.