The Enrica Lexie Incident (Italy v. India)

On 26 June 2015, Italy served India with a notification of dispute under Article 287 and Annex VII, Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). According to Italy, the Parties’ dispute arises from an incident approximately 20.5 nautical miles off the coast of India involving the MV Enrica Lexie, an oil tanker flying the Italian flag, and India’s subsequent exercise of criminal jurisdiction over two Italian marines from the Italian Navy in respect of that incident. According to India, the “incident” in question concerns the killing of two Indian fishermen, on board an Indian vessel named the St. Antony, allegedly by two Italian marines stationed on the Enrica Lexie, and the subsequent exercise of jurisdiction by India.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s)
Name(s) of Respondent(s) ()
Names of Parties -
Case number 2015-28
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Inter-state arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Law of the sea
Rules used in arbitral proceedings Ad Hoc Rules of Procedure
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Multilateral treaty]
UNCLOS


Language of Proceeding -
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Netherlands
Arbitrator(s)

H.E. Judge Vladimir Golitsyn (President)

Professor Francesco Francioni

H.E. Judge Jin-Hyun Paik

H.E. Judge P. Chandrasekhara Rao

H.E. Judge Patrick L. Robinson

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Agent

H.E. Ambassador Francesco Azzarello

 

Counsel (partial list)

Sir Daniel Bethlehem, QC

20 Essex Street Chambers

Mr. Ben Juratowitch, QC

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Agent

Dr. Vishnu Dutt Sharma

 

Co-Agent

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony

 

Deputy Agent

Dr. Luther M. Rangreji

 

Counsel (partial list)

Professor Alain Pellet

Mr. Rodman Bundy

Eversheds Harry Elias LLP

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding 26 June 2015
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings
Additional notes

 


Attachments

Written submission
1. Italy Notification
2. Annexes IT-1 to IT-31
3. Italy Request
4. Annexes IT-32 to IT-64
5. India Written Observations
6. Annexes IN-1 to IN-5
Procedural Order
Rules of Procedure
Procedural Order No. 1
Procedural Order No. 2
Procedural Order No. 3
Procedural Order No. 4
Award or other decision
Order - Request for the Prescription of Provisional Measures
Press Release
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
Press Release
Media Accreditation Form
Communiqué de presse
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
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Counsel for the Republic of India - 2
Hearing in Session - 3
Counsel for the Italian Republic - 1
Dr. Neeru Chadha, Agent for the Republic of India
H.E. Judge Patrick Robinson and Professor Francesco Francioni
H.E. Judge Vladimir Golitsyn (President)
Hearing in session - 1
H.E. Judge P. Chandrasekhara Rao and H.E. Judge Jin-Hyun Paik
The Arbitral Tribunal
Delegation of the Republic of India
Counsel for the Italian Republic - 3
Preparation for the hearing
Delegation of the Italian Republic
Counsel for the Italian Republic - 2
H.E. Ambassador J.S. Mukul, Co-Agent of the Republic of India
Counsel for the Republic of India - 1
Hearing in session - 2
H.E. Ambassador Francesco Azzarello, Agent of the Italian Republic
Transcript/Minutes
Transcript - Day 1 - Provisional Measures
Transcript - Day 2 - Provisional Measures

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