There is a global trend towards electing adjudication as a method of
dispute resolution due to its efficiency and a measure of uniformity.
The most complex cases, however, require a specialized international
court, or, at least, cooperation between international judiciary bodies.
The MOX Plant Case (Ireland v United Kingdom, an arbitration case
pursuant to Article 287, and Article 1 of Annex VII, of the United
Nations Convention on the Law o f the Sea, and Case C-459/03 Commission
v Ireland) is an example of cooperation between International Tribunal
for the Law of the Sea and the Court o f Justice of the European Union.
The author discusses procedural issues, with particular attention paid
to the conflict of jurisdiction.