On the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Opening for Signature of the “1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” an appraisal of the signification of this convention took place at the UN General Assembly 57th Session on December 9th /10th, 2002. At this event also the activities of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, was an important object of the debate. Furthermore, the work of the Foundation was appreciated.
Please refer to the statement of the President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Mr. L. Dolliver M. Nelson. Our Initial Founders were represented by Mr. Christoph Hinz within the scope of the German UN-Delegation, thanks to the sponsorship of the Senate of Hamburg.