International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea was created in 1982 as a result of the approval of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, signed in the State of Jamaica. The jurisdiction of the Tribunal revolves around interpretation as well as agreements that empower the Tribunal to know specific aspects. Thus, in Annex VI of the Convention, containing the Statute of the Tribunal, in article 21 it is provided that: «The jurisdiction of the Tribunal shall extend to all controversies and claims submitted to it in accordance with this Convention and to all questions expressly provided for in any other agreement that confers jurisdiction on the Court. "In the same way, Article 22 provides that:" If all the parties to a treaty already in force to deal with the matters covered by this Convention so agree, the disputes relating to the interpretation or application of this treaty may be submitted to the Court in accordance with said agreement ", while the 23rd establishes:" The Court will decide all controversies and claims in accordance with Article 293.