CLERK OF THE TRIBUNAL: All rise, veuillez-vous lever.
PRESIDENT: Please be seated
CLERK OF THE TRIBUNAL: The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is
now in session.
THE PRESIDENT: On 9 November 2001 a request for the prescription of provisional measures, pending the constitution of an arbitral tribunal to be established under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in the dispute concerning the MOX plant, located at Sellafield, Cumbria, international movements of radioactive materials, and the protection of the marine environment of the Irish Sea, was submitted to the Tribunal by Ireland against the United Kingdom under Article 290, paragraph 5, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
This public sitting is held to hear the parties present their arguments in the “MOX plant” case. I call on the Registrar to read out the submissions of Ireland as contained in its request.