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"Law of the Sea... Law of the Peoples"

"A Judge of the ITLOS will be called to perform, deeper and deeper, an interdisciplinary role in the field of Law of the Sea: interpreter of the law and of the impacts of such interpretation over the sea as a part of the life cycle of all States."


"A Judge of the ITLOS performs many roles beyond the exercise of his/her jurisdictional power. A Judge is also a restless researcher, a dedicated teacher, and  a pro-active co-operator in spreading the law of the sea but the justice of the sea for "the benefit of mankind as a whole".

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