Experts Special Arbitration

Experts on Marine Scientific Research for use in Special Arbitration Print E-mail

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Following Annex VIII of UNCLOS, the 1982 United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), regarding “Special Arbitration”, any party to a dispute concerning the interpretation or application of UNCLOS may use the procedure on special arbitration by submitting a request by written notification addressed to the other party. The notification shall be accompanied by a statement of the claim and the grounds on which it is based.

IOC provides a list of experts (according to Art. 2,2 of the Annex) in the field of Marine Scientific Research and Transfer of Marine Technology for the purpose of constituting the special arbitral tribunal in case a party agrees to proceed under Annex VIII of UNCLOS.

The Experts (up to two per country) in the list are directly nominated by States Parties among experts of recognized expertise in the field, who enjoy the highest reputation for fairness and integrity.

The List of experts for the purposes of Special Arbitration is also available at the relevant website of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations: