On 28 March 2013, the SRFC submitted its Request to the Tribunal for an advisory opinion. In its Advisory Opinion, the Tribunal decides unanimously that it has jurisdiction to give the Advisory Opinion requested and that its jurisdiction is limited to the exclusive economic zones of the SRFC Member States. It decides by 19 votes to 1 to respond to the
Request for an advisory opinion submitted by the SRFC.
Judges Wolfrum and Cot append declarations to the Advisory Opinion and Judges Ndiaye, Lucky and Paik append separate opinions to the Advisory Opinion.
Advisory Opinion of 2 April 2015