The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Hoffmann re-elected to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

12 June 2014

The South African Government through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations is happy to announce the successful re-election of Judge Albert Hoffmann to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The elections were held on Wednesday, 11 June 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The Convention (commonly referred to as the ‘Constitution for Oceans’) is a multilateral treaty governing the world’s oceans and seas and seeks to regulate all aspects relating to ocean space including maritime zones, shipping and navigation, sustainable utilization of natural resources, marine pollution, research and the conservation and the preservation of the marine environment.
The Convention enjoys almost universal application with 166 States that are party to the Convention. South Africa became a party to the Convention in December 1997.

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established under Part XV of the Convention for the settlement of disputes between States concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention. The Tribunal is composed of 21 judges elected from among persons enjoying the highest reputation of fairness and integrity and of recognized competence in the field of the Law of the Sea. Judges are also representative of the principal legal systems of the world.

The South African Government was pleased to present the candidature of Judge Hoffmann in view of his extensive experience and expertise in international law generally and law of the sea in particular. Since 2005, he has been a judge of ITLOS, and in 2011 he became Vice-President of the Tribunal.

During yesterday’s elections Judge Hoffmann obtained the highest number of votes (154 of 156 States present and voting) and will serve on the Tribunal for a further period of nine years.

THE SA DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

August 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doing Business in Sri Lanka The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria in partnership with the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) organized a trade and investment promotion... <|> Daesh defeated Daesh, the extremist group that occupied the city of Mosul in Iraq has been defeated, said Ambassador Dr Saad Jawad Kindeel of Iraq to South Africa at a press conference held at the... <|> 65th National Day of the Arab Republic of Egypt 4 August 2017 H.E. Ambassador Sherif Issa and Madame Dina Zeidan hosted a reception on the occasion of the 65th National Day of the Arab Republic of... <|> Vietnam Cuisine Week Ambassador Vu Van Dzung of Vietnam in South Africa hosted the opening of the Vietnam Cuisine Week at Saigon Restaurant in Rivonia, Johannesburg. The Embassy of Vietnam is... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> The story of Diamond Lakes and the legendary Pienaar’s Pothole The story of Diamond Lakes and the legendary Pienaar’s Pothole is what intrigued Dr Navin Naidoo to go into the world of Diamonds... <|> The United Nations stands with South Africa’s women 9 August 2017 Pretoria, South Africa: The United Nations in South Africa extends its warm wishes to the women of South Africa on the... <|> UAE Embassy Women's Day initiative The staff at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in South Africa visited the Youth for Survival shelter on Women's Day and donated goods. The donation included... <|> H.E. Ambassador-Designate Lin Songtian arrives in SA Speaking to the press upon his arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, Ambassador–Designate Lin Songtian said he is back in... <|> Independence Day of Bolivia 6 August 2017 Bolivia signed its declaration of independence on August 6, 1825 and marked the first Independence Day for Bolivia. On Sunday, the Bolivian community... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.