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Lists of conciliators and arbitrators nominated under article 2 of annexes V and VII to the Convention

Last updated: 14 January 2013  

1.      List of conciliators nominated under article 2 of annex V to the Convention

Under article 2, Annex V, of the Convention, a list of conciliators shall be drawn up and maintained by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Every State Party shall be entitled to nominate four conciliators, each of whom shall be a person enjoying the highest reputation for fairness, competence and integrity. The names of the persons so nominated shall constitute the list. If at any time the conciliators nominated by a State Party in the list so constituted shall be fewer than four, that State Party shall be entitled to make further nominations as necessary. The name of a conciliator shall remain on the list until withdrawn by the State Party which made the nomination, provided that such conciliator shall continue to serve on any conciliation commission to which that conciliator has been appointed until the completion of the proceedings before that commission.

The official list of conciliators nominated under article 2 of annex V to the Convention can be found on the web site of the United Nations Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs.

2.      List of arbitrators nominated under article 2 of annex VII to the Convention

Under article 2, Annex VII to the Convention, a list of arbitrators shall be drawn up and maintained by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Every State Party shall be entitled to nominate four arbitrators, each of whom shall be a person experienced in maritime affairs and enjoying the highest reputation for fairness, competence and integrity. The names of the persons so nominated shall constitute the list. If at any time the arbitrators nominated by a State Party in the list so constituted shall be fewer than four, that State Party shall be entitled to make further nominations as necessary. The name of an arbitrator shall remain on the list until withdrawn by the State Party which made the nomination, provided that such arbitrator shall continue to serve on any arbitral tribunal to which that arbitrator has been appointed until the completion of the proceedings before that arbitral tribunal.

The official list of arbitrators nominated under article 2 of annex VII to the Convention can be found on the web site of the United Nations Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs.

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