This article provides an introduction to the contributions in this special issue of Ocean Development & International Law. It offers an overview of the dispute settlement provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, placing them in the context of dispute settlement in international law generally, and explaining the extent to which they have been used so far.
- environmental disputes
- fisheries disputes
- International Court of Justice
- International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
- maritime boundary disputes
- seizure and detention of vessels