The South China Sea is reputed to be resource-rich. As tensions rise in the region, Robert Beckman examines the stance of each maritime state in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Map of the South China Sea produced by Clive Schofield and Andi Arsana, (ANCORS) showing claims in the South China Sea.
The map is from the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of International Law © 2013 American Society of International Law. All rights reserved.
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About the author: Robert Beckman is the Director of the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and an Associate Professor in the NUS Faculty of Law.