Wednesday, March 25, 2009

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

ITLOS has announced its 2009-2010 training programme on dispute settlement under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. The program offers young government officials and researchers working in the field of the law of the sea or dispute settlement in-depth knowledge of the dispute-settlement mechanisms available to States under Part XV of the Convention. The programme will be offered to five participants and will run from 1 July 2009 to 31 March 2010. Lectures, case studies and training in negotiation, mediation and delimitation of maritime areas will enable participants to acquire a deeper understanding of the dispute-settlement mechanisms under the Convention. Study visits will be made to organizations dealing with law of the sea matters. Lectures will also be given on current issues of the law of the sea (fisheries, environment, climate change, delimitation).  Interested candidates should consult the website of the Tribunal to find more information and forms that must be sent in before April 30, 2009.

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