Russian lawyer to head tribunal

New head for International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Russian Lawyer to Head World’s Top Maritime Tribunal

A Russian lawyer has been elected the new president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, a global body that caused some controversy in Russia last year following Moscow’s seizure of a Greenpeace icebreaker.

Vladimir Golitsyn, 67, was elected president Wednesday after 21 tribunal members cast votes in a secret ballot, and he has since begun his three-year term in office, according to a statement on the court’s website.

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