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IDR GROUP Member appointed to PCA and ITLOS Tribunals in Bangladesh v India and Bangladesh v Myanmar maritime boundary disputes.

In October, 2009, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh instituted arbitral proceedings concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and the Republic of India pursuant to Article 287 and Annex VII, Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) acts as Registry in this arbitration.

Judge Thomas A. Mensah, a member of the IDR Group, has been appointed to the Arbitral Tribunal.

Judge Mensah has also been appointed as a Judge ad hoc in the delimitation case between Bangladesh and Myanmar before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg (ITLOS).