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List of experts for the purposes of article 2 of Annex VIII (Special Arbitration) to the Convention

Last updated: 4 February 2014

Article 2 of Annex VIII reads as follows:

Article 2
Lists of experts

1.               A list of experts shall be established and maintained in respect of each of the fields of (1) fisheries, (2) protection and preservation of the marine environment, (3) marine scientific research, and (4) navigation, including pollution from vessels and by dumping.

2.               The lists of experts shall be drawn up and maintained, in the field of fisheries by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in the field of protection and preservation of the marine environment by the United Nations Environment Programme, in the field of marine scientific research by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, in the field of navigation, including pollution from vessels and by dumping, by the International Maritime Organization, or in each case by the appropriate subsidiary body concerned to which such organization, programme or commission has delegated this function.

3.               Every State Party shall be entitled to nominate two experts in each field whose competence in the legal, scientific or technical aspects of such field is established and generally recognized and who enjoy the highest reputation for fairness and integrity.  The names of the persons so nominated in each field shall constitute the appropriate list.

4.               If at any time the experts nominated by a State Party in the list so constituted shall be fewer than two, that State Party shall be entitled to make further nominations as necessary.

5.               The name of an expert shall remain on the list until withdrawn by the State Party which made the nomination, provided that such expert shall continue to serve on any special arbitral tribunal to which that expert has been appointed until the completion of the proceedings before that special arbitral tribunal.

1.        List of experts in the field of fisheries maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (communicated on 12 March 2012)

2.        List of experts in the field of protection and preservation of the marine environment maintained by the United Nations Environment Programme (communicated on 8 November  2002)

3.        List of experts in the field of marine scientific research maintained by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (as at 16 January 2014)

List also available on IOC UNESCO web site

4.        List of experts in the field of navigation, including pollution from vessels and by dumping, maintained by the International Maritime Organization (as at 25 October 2013)

 

 

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