Yearbook International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea / Annuaire Tribunal international du droit de la mer, Volume 21 (2017)

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Editor: ITLOS
The ITLOS Yearbook 2017 provides information on the composition, jurisdiction, procedure and organization of the Tribunal and reports on its judicial activities in 2017, in particular on the Judgment delivered by the Special Chamber in Case No. 23. The Yearbook is prepared by the Registry of the Tribunal.

Le TIDM Annuaire 2017 fournit des informations essentielles concernant la composition, la compétence, la procédure et l’organisation du Tribunal. Il donne également un aperçu des activités judiciaires du Tribunal au cours de l’année 2017, en particulier en ce qui concerne l’arrêt rendu par la Chambre spéciale dans l’affaire no. 23. L’ Annuaire est rédigé par le Greffe du Tribunal.
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Table of contents

Preface
Introduction

Chapter I. Organization and Functioning of the Tribunal
I Members of the Tribunal
 1  Composition of the Tribunal
 2  Changes in the Composition of the Tribunal in 2017
 3  Former Presidents and Vice-Presidents and Former Members of the Tribunal
II Judges Ad Hoc
III The Presidency
 1  Election
 2  Functions
IV Chambers of the Tribunal
 1  Seabed Disputes Chamber and ad hoc Chambers of the Seabed Disputes Chamber
 2  Special Chambers
V Committees of the Tribunal
 1  Committee on Rules and Judicial Practice
 2  Committee on Budget and Finance
 3  Committee on Staff and Administration
 4  Committee on Library, Archives and Publications
 5  Committee on Buildings and Electronic Systems
 6  Committee on Public Relations
VI Experts under Article 289 of the Convention
VII The Registry
 1  The Registrar
 2  Composition of the Registry
 3  Library
 4  Archives
 5  Staff Regulations and Staff Rules of the Tribunal
VIII Seat
IX Relations with the Public
 1  Correspondence
 2  Information
X Publications of the Tribunal
 1  Yearbook
 2  Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders
 3  Pleadings, Minutes of Public Sittings and Documents
 4  Basic Texts
 5  Guide to Proceedings before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
 6  Digest of Jurisprudence

Chapter II. Competence
I Access to the Tribunal
 1  States Parties to the Convention
 2  Entities other than States Parties
 3  Choice of Procedure
II Jurisdiction of the Tribunal
 1  Contentious Jurisdiction
 2  Advisory Jurisdiction

Chapter III. Procedure
I General Provisions
 1  Basic Texts
 2  Proceedings
 3  Official Languages
 4  Official Communications and Means of Communication
 5  List of Cases
II Contentious Cases
 1  Proceedings before the Tribunal
 2  incidental Proceedings
 3  Prompt Release of Vessels and Crews
 4  Interpretation and Revision of Judgments
 5  Proceedings before the Seabed Disputes Chamber
 6  Proceedings before Special Chambers
III Advisory Proceedings
 1  Advisory Proceedings before the Seabed Disputes Chamber under the Convention
 2<  Advisory Proceedings before the Tribunal on the Basis of Other International Agreements

Chapter IV. Judicial Work of the Tribunal
I Cases before the Tribunal
 1  Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Côte d’Ivoire)
 2  The M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy)
II Application of the Statute and Rules
 1  Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Côte d’Ivoire)
 2  The M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy), Merits

Chapter V. v.Sessions and Activities of the Tribunal
I Sessions of the Tribunal devoted to Legal and Administrative Matters
 1  Composition of Chambers of the Tribunal
 2  Composition of Committees
 3  Legal and Judicial Matters
 4  Finances
 5  Administrative Matters
 6  Buildings and Electronic Systems
 7  Public Relations
 8  Capacity-building and Training Programme
 9  Internship Programme
 10  Regional Workshops
 11  Summer Academy
 12  Public Information and Website
 13  Library
II Relations with the United Nations

Chapter VI. Finances of the Tribunal
I Financial Arrangements
 1  General
 2  Salaries and Expenses of Judges
 3  Salaries and Expenses of the Registrar and Officials of the Registry
II Budget for 2017–2018
III Cash Surplus
IV Trust Funds and Donations

Chapter VII. Privileges and Immunities
I United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
II Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Tribunal
III Headquarters Agreement

Chapter VIII. Biographies of the Judges, the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar
I Members of the Tribunal as at 31 December 2017
II Former Judges
III Judges Ad Hoc
IV The Registrar and the Deputy Registrar

Chapter IX. Select Bibliography on Settlement of Disputes concerning the Law of the Sea
I General
II Cases before the Tribunal

Annex


Annex I Status of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, the Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part xi of the Convention and the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the Convention relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks
Annex IIDeclarations of States Parties relating to Settlement of Disputes in Accordance with Article 287 (Choice of Procedure), Article 298 (Optional Exceptions to the Applicability of Part XV , Section 2, of the Convention) and Article 30 of the Straddling Fish Stocks Agreement (Choice of Procedure)
Annex IIIRelevant Provisions of International Agreements Conferring Jurisdiction on the Tribunal
Annex IVRésolution sur la Chambre pour le règlement des différends relatifs aux pêcheries
Annex VOfficial Citations of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders and Abbreviated References to Pleadings, Minutes of Public Sittings and Documents
Annex VIList of Donors to the Library of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea during 2017
Annex VIStatements by the President of the Tribunal

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