Dispute Concerning the Detention of Ukrainian Naval Vessels and Servicemen (Ukraine v. the Russian Federation)

On 1 April 2019, Ukraine served on the Russian Federation a Notification and Statement of Claim under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) referring to a dispute concerning the detention of Ukrainian naval vessels and servicemen. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acts as Registry in this arbitration.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Ukraine (State)
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Russian Federation (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2019-28
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 - Other -
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Multilateral treaty]
UNCLOS


Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) - N/A -
Arbitrator(s)

Professor Donald McRae (Presiding Arbitrator)

Judge Gudmundur Eiriksson

Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum

Judge Vladimir Golitsyn

Sir Christopher Greenwood, GBE, CMG, QC

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Agent

 

Ms. Oksana Zolotaryova, Director, International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

 

Co-Agent

 

H.E. Vsevelod Chentsov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of The Netherlands 

 

Counsel

 

Ms. Marney L. Cheek, Covington & Burling LLP

Mr. Jonathan Gimblett, Covington & Burling LLP

Mr. David M. Zionts, Covington & Burling LLP

Mr. Nikhil V. Gore, Covington & Burling LLP

Professor Alfred H.A. Soons

Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Agent

 

H.E. Mr. Dmitry Lobach, Ambassador-at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Counsel

 

Professor Alain Pellet (until 17 March 2022)

Professor Tullio Treves, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (until 17 March 2022)

Mr. Samuel Wordsworth, QC, Essex Court Chambers (until 17 March 2022)

Ms. Amy Sander, Essex Court Chambers (until 17 March 2022)

Mr. Sergey Usoskin (until 17 March 2022)

Mr. Vasily Torkanovskiy, Ivanyan and Partners (until 1 October 2022)

Ms. Tessa Barsac (until 17 March 2022)

Mr. Andrey Gorlenko, Ivanyan and Partners (until 1 October 2022)

Ms. Elena Burova, Ivanyan and Partners (until 1 October 2022)

Mr. Renato Raymundo Treves, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (until 17 March 2022)

Ms. Ksenia Galkina, Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs  

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding 01 April 2019
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -

Documents

Written submission
Preliminary objections of the Russian Federation
Observations of Ukraine on the question of bifurcation
Response of the Russian Federation to the observations of Ukraine on the question of bifurcation
Reply of Ukraine to the response of the Russian Federation on the question of bifurcation
Written observations and submissions of Ukraine on the Preliminary objections of the Russian Federationon Preliminary objections
Ukraine - Exhibits
Ukraine - Legal authorities
Russian Federation - Exhibits
Russian Federation - Legal authorities
Procedural Documents
Procedural Order No. 1
Rules of Procedure
Terms of Appointment
Procedural Order No. 2
Dissenting Opinion to Procedural Order No. 2
Procedural Order No. 3
Award or other decision
Award on Preliminary Objections
Press Release
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
Press Release
Communiqué de presse
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Hearing in session
H.E. Mr. Dmitry Lobach, Agent of the Russian Federation
Ms. Oksana Zolotaryova, Agent of Ukraine
Video
Introductions of the Parties and Opening Statement of H.E. Mr. Dmitry Lobach, Agent for the Russian Federation
Opening Statement of Ms. Oksana Zolotaryova, Agent for Ukraine
Transcript/Minutes
Opening Statement of the Russian Federation Transcript
Opening Statement of Ukraine Transcript