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Judge Tullio Treves

Mr. Tullio Treves
Professor of International Law University of Milan
Former Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

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Law of the Sea
Introduction
The Law of the Sea on the Thirtieth Anniversary of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention
Part I
Introduction - The Formation of the
Contemporary Law of the Sea:
The Codification Era
Video  (59 minutes)

Part II
The 1982 United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea
Video  (35 minutes)

Part III
“Transversal” Approach and the Protection of the Common Interest of All States
Video  (57 minutes)

Part IV
The Present Post-Codification Era
Video  (28 minutes)

Part V
The Law of the Sea after UNCLOS:
Open Challenges
Video  (47 minutes)

Part VI
Concluding remarks
Video  (16 minutes)


Dispute Settlement
The New Law of the Sea
and the Settlement of Disputes
The UN Law of the Sea Convention has brought at the same time stability and innovation in the Law of the Sea, the oldest branch of international law. Tullio Treves, a negotiator of the Convention, now a Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, illustrates the Convention's contribution to the development of international law in the perspective of the judicial settlement of disputes.

Original Lecture
English  (38 minutes)

Lecture with simultaneous interpretation
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Law of the Sea
Introduction
The Law of the Sea on the Thirtieth Anniversary of the
United Nations Law of the Sea Convention
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention between the United States of America and Mexico relating to the establishment of an International Commission for the Scientific Investigation of Tuna, Mexico City, 25 January 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 99, p. 3.

Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, Washington D.C., 31 May 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 80, p. 3.

Convention on the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 450, p. 11.

Convention on the Continental Shelf, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 499, p. 311.

Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 516, p. 205.

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 559, p. 285.

Optional Protocol of Signature concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 450, p. 169.

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Vienna, 18 April 1961, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 500, p. 95.

International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, Rio de Janeiro, 14 May 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 673, p. 63.

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 23 May 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1155, p. 331.

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Washington D.C., 29 December 1972, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1046, p. 120.

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, London, 2 November 1973, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1340, p. 184.

Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, London, 17 February 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1340, p. 61.

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, London, 1 November 1974, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1184, p. 277.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna, Canberra, 10 May 1993, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1819, p.359.

Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, New York, 28 July 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1836, p. 3.

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, New York, 4 August 1995, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2167, p. 3.

Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, Honolulu, 5 September 2000, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2275, p. 43.

Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, Paris, 2 November 2001, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2562, p. 3.

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, Nairobi, 18 May 2007.
B. Jurisprudence
International Court of Justice, North Sea Continental Shelf, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1969, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1984, p. 246.

International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, Southern Bluefin Tuna (New Zealand v. Japan; Australia v. Japan), Provisional Measures, Order of 27 August 1999, ITLOS Reports 1999, p. 280.

International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, MOX Plant (Ireland v. United Kingdom), Provisional Measures, Order of 3 December 2001, ITLOS Reports 2001, p. 95.

International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, Conservation and Sustainable Exploitation of Swordfish Stocks (Chile/European Union), Order of 16 December 2009, ITLOS Reports 2008-2010, p. 13.

European Court of Human Rights, Mangouras v. Spain, Judgment of 28 September 2010, no. 12050/04 [Grand Chamber].

International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, Responsibilities and obligations of States with respect to activities in the Area, Advisory Opinion, 1 February 2011, ITLOS Reports 2011,p. 10.

International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, Delimitation of the maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh/Myanmar), Judgment of 14 March 2012, ITLOS Reports 2012, to be published.
C. Documents
D. Doctrine
H. Grotius, Mare Liberum (The Freedom of the Seas), 1609.

H. Grotius, De jure belli ac pacis, Nicholas Buon, Paris, 1625.

Dispute Settlement
The New Law of the Sea and the Settlement of Disputes
Outline of Lecture PDF document(12.7 KB)
A. Legal Instruments
Convention on the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 450, p. 11.

Convention on the Continental Shelf, Geneva, 29 April 1958 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 499, p. 311.

Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, Geneva, 29 April 1958 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 516, p. 205.

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 559, p. 285.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, New York, 4 August 1995, United Nations, Treaty Series vol. 2167, p. 3.

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, Nairobi, 18 May 2007.
B. Jurisprudence
C. Documents
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Draft Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, 2001.
D. Doctrine
H. Grotius, Mare Liberum (The Freedom of the Seas), 1609.

T. Treves, “Conflicts between the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the International Court of Justice”, 31 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 809 (1999).

T. Treves, “Dispute-Settlement in the Law of the Sea: Disorder or System?”, in M. G. Kohen (ed.), Promoting Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution through International Law/La promotion de la justice, des droits de l’homme et du règlement des conflits par le droit international: liber amicorum Lucius Caflisch (2007), pp.927–49.

T. Treves, “Flags of Convenience before the Law of the Sea Tribunal”, 6 San Diego Int'l L.J. 179 (2004).