The 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the International Tribunal

  1. Recognize and analyse the origins of law and need for the existence of law, and its
    principles, as it relates to international transport. 2. Analyse and evaluate relevant regal issues in international transport
    case studies.

The 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which came into force on the 16th of November 1994 provided
nations with four methods of resolving maritime disputes. Two of these were (a) submission of the dispute to the a
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and (b) the adjudication of the dispute by the International Court of
Justice, (ICJ). Write an essay covering all aspects of the following:

  1. In respect of ITLOS (a) describe in detail what ITLOS is, how and why it was formed, its members and functions,
    provide a descriptive outline of the various stages and procedures by which ITLOS resolves international maritime
    dispute. (LO1,2)
  2. In respect of ITLOS, analyse Case No. 13, The “Juno Trader” Case (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v. Guinea-
    Bissau), Prompt Retease and (i) provide a description of the circumstances of the dispute; (ii) discuss the legal arguments
    of both parties; (iii) explain the outcome of the dispute. (LO1,2)

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