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Case name Dispute Concerning Coastal State Rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait (Ukraine v. the Russian Federation)
Case description

On 16 September 2016, Ukraine served on the Russian Federation a Notification and Statement of Claim under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) referring to a dispute concerning coastal state rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acts as Registry in this arbitration.

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Ukraine ( State )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Russian Federation ( State )
Names of Parties
Case number 2017-06
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Inter-state arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector
Rules used in arbitral proceedings - Other -
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced Multilateral treaty
Treaty: UNCLOS

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country)

Judge Jin-Hyun Paik (Presiding arbitrator)

Judge Boualem Bouguetaia

Judge Alonso Gómez-Robaldo

Professor Vaughan Lowe QC

Judge Vladimir Golitsyn

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

H.E. Ms. Olena Zerkal, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs




Ms. Marney L. Cheek, Covington & Burling LLP

Mr. Jonathan Gimblett, Covington & Burling LLP

Mr. David M. Zionts, Covington & Burling LLP

Mr. Nikhil V. Gore, Covington & Burling LLP

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

H.E. Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, Director, Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs




Professor Alain Pellet

Professor Tullio Treves, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Mr. Sergey Usoskin

Mr. Samuel Wordsworth, QC, Essex Court Chambers

Mr. Vasily Torkanovsky, Ivanyan & Partners

Ms. Maria Suchkova, Ivanyan & Partners

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding [dd-mm-yyyy] 16-09-2016
Date of issue of final award [dd-mm-yyyy]  
Length of Proceedings
Additional notes
Attachments Procedural Order
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Press Release
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