This is the seventh of a series of annual surveys reviewing dispute settlement in the law of the sea both under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and outside the framework of the Convention. The main developments during 2010 were the commencement of four new, and very different, cases-a request for an advisory opinion in the Responsibilities and Obligations of States sponsoring Persons and Entities with respect to Activities in the Area case and three contentious cases, the Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan), the M/V Louisa (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v. Kingdom of Spain) and Dispute concerning the 'Marine Protected Area' related to the Chagos Archipelago (Mauritius v. United Kingdom) cases-and an order by the ITLOS declining to prescribe provisional measures in the M/V Louisa case.
- International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
- International Court of Justice
- Dispute settlement