Law of the Sea

Testing the Rule of Law in the South China Sea (NYT, 12 July 2016)

Testing the Rule of Law in the South China Sea (NYT, 12 July 2016) How China reacts to the sweeping legal defeat over its claims to the South China Sea will tell the world a lot about its approach to international law, the use — measured or otherwise — of its enormous power, and its global ambitions.…

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Timor-Leste tests the waters of UN law in maritime dispute with Australia (Channel News Asia, 23 April 2016)

Timor-Leste tests the waters of UN law in maritime dispute with Australia (Channel News Asia, 23 April 2016) Amid the tension of other ongoing maritime disputes in the region, particularly over the South China Sea, Timor-Leste’s Foreign Minister Hernani Coelho told Channel News Asia that this test of international maritime law would set an interesting…

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China’s actions in South China Sea far bigger than other claimants, says US official (Straits Times, 30 March 2016)

China’s actions in South China Sea far bigger than other claimants, says US official (Straits Times, 30 March 2016) China’s campaign of land reclamation and military construction on features in disputed waters of the South China Sea “vastly outstrips what all other claimants have done over the past several decades”, a senior US official has…

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Indonesia and Malaysia protest ‘trespass’ of Chinese boats (Asian Correspondent, 30 March 2016)

Indonesia and Malaysia protest ‘trespass’ of Chinese boats (Asian Correspondent, 30 March 2016) Indonesia has demanded that the Chinese government explain the “encroachment” of its coast guard vessel, claiming that it had interfered with Indonesia’s seizing of a Chinese boat that was fishing illegally in its waters. According to the Jakarta Post, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno…

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Singapore will work to formulate Code of Conduct in South China Sea: Vivian Balakrishnan (Channel News Asia, 27 February 2016)

Singapore will work to formulate Code of Conduct in South China Sea: Vivian Balakrishnan (Channel News Asia, 27 February 2016) As country coordinator of ASEAN-China relations, Singapore will focus on the formulation of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, said Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on Saturday (Feb 27). Speaking to…

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