351 THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARINE AND COASTAL LAW, Vol 22, No 3 © Koninklijke Brill NV, 2007 * This is an edited version of a paper delivered at a conference held at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. 1 Speech by H E Judge Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice, at the Tenth Anniversary of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, 29 September 2006. See also Judge Higgins’s speech to the UN General Assembly on 26 October 2006, in which, after referring to the fact that “new courts and tribunals have burgeoned,” she referred to these courts “seeing the necessity of locating themselves within the embrace of general inter- national law.” UN Doc. A/61/PV.41, 7–8. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and General International Law * Sir Michael Wood, KCMG Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, and a member of 20 Essex Street Chambers ABSTRACT After addressing some preliminary points, the presentation first stresses the importance of distinguishing clearly between jurisdiction and applicable law. Then it considers how a court or tribunal whose
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