Law of the Sea disputes can now be heard in Singapore as it agreed to provide facilities for an international tribunal to preside over such cases in the country.
Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam and President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) Paik Jin-Hyun signed the agreement on Thursday (Jun 11) in a virtual ceremony, said the Law Ministry and ITLOS in a joint press release.
The seat of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is in Hamburg, Germany, and Singapore became the first external country where the tribunal or its chambers may sit and exercise its functions.
“We are honoured to have the opportunity to host Tribunal hearings and thus contribute to the important work of the Tribunal,” said Mr Shanmugam.
Source: Channel News Asia