Hearing on Bifurcation of Proceedings Held in Dubai, U.A.E.
THE HAGUE, 22 January 2013
The Arbitral Tribunal constituted in the arbitration between the Republic of Mauritius and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland pursuant to Article 287 and Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”) conducted a hearing on 11 January 2013 on the procedure to be followed in respect of preliminary objections raised by the United Kingdom to the Tribunal’s jurisdiction.
After considering the written submissions of both Parties, the Tribunal heard oral presentations by the Parties’ Agents and Counsel on the United Kingdom’s request that the proceedings be bifurcated and objections to jurisdiction considered in a separate, preliminary phase.
On 15 January 2013 the Tribunal adopted Procedural Order No. 2, by which it decided and ordered that: