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China versus Vietnam: An Analysis of the Competing Claims in the South China Sea

China versus Vietnam: An Analysis of the Competing Claims in the South China Sea Raul (Pete) Pedrozo CNA Occasional Paper, 2014   This occasional paper by Raoul “Pete” Pedrozzo, a respected international legal expert, was commissioned as part of a study looking at U.S. policy options in the South China Sea (SCS). Using international case … Continue reading

China Should Uphold International Law to Win Support from Regional States

China Should Uphold International Law to Win Support from Regional States Carlyle A. Thayer People’s Daily Online How to Convince Regional States That China Has “Indisputable Sovereignty” Over the South China Sea? China’s top policy makers must have come to realize that China’s efforts to convince regional states that it has a firm claim to … Continue reading

Territorial disputes in South China Sea: Making sense of the relevant laws

Territorial disputes in South China Sea: Making sense of the relevant laws Tommy Koh The Straits Times In a commentary published on Feb 28, Senior Writer Andy Ho wrote that China should argue its case based on customary international law, before the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) can be applied. … Continue reading

Philippine perspective of South China Sea arbitration: What’s at stake in our case vs China?

What’s at stake in our case vs China? Philippine Supreme Court Senior Justice Carpio Our 1987 Constitution mandates: “The State shall protect the nation’s marine wealth in its xxx exclusive economic zone, and reserve its use and enjoyment exclusively to Filipino citizens.” This is the mandate of the Constitution that we have all solemnly sworn … Continue reading

The South China Sea: “Disputed waters” everywhere?

The South China Sea: “Disputed waters” everywhere? Huy Duong RSIS Commentary (2012) Synopsis Since 2011, the disputes over maritime space in the South China Sea have involved not only which country has sovereign and jurisdictional rights over an area, but also whether an area constitutes disputed waters. This is an important question that must be … Continue reading

China’s “Nine-Dash Line” is Dangerous

China’s “Nine-Dash Line” is Dangerous Zachary Keck The Diplomat The below paragraphs are extracted from the full article at http://thediplomat.com/2014/02/chinas-nine-dash-line-is-dangerous/ The principle behind China’s “nine-dash line” threatens the stability of far more than the South China Sea. China’s claim to 90 percent of the South China Sea is rooted primarily in the notion that past … Continue reading

Talks on legal aspects of the Fifth International South China Sea Workshop

From November 11th – 12th,  the Diplomacy Academy of Vietnam and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association organized the Fifith South China Sea Workshop: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development. Below are the videos of sessions with topics on legal aspects of the South China Sea disputes. Session 4: International law, UNCLOS and the South China Sea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXiqTcGchjYContinue reading

December 23 – 29, 2013

December 24: Vietnam stops using school software with illicit 9-dash line – Tuoi Tre News The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) ordered education departments nationwide on Tuesday to cease using a computer program in middle school that includes China’s unlawful nine-dash line, following complaints by local teachers. December 26 – 28: Cambodian Prime Minister … Continue reading

Caelum Liberam: Air Defense Identification Zones Outside Sovereign Airspace

Caelum Liberam: Air Defense Identification Zones Outside Sovereign Airspace Peter A. Duntton* American Journal of International Law (2009) With the heightened concerns of states about threats from the air since September11,2001,and the recent resurgence of major military powers, Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZs), zones in which civil aircraft must identify themselves and may be subject … Continue reading

Viribus Mari Victoria? Power and Law in the South China Sea

Viribus Mari Victoria? Power and Law in the South China Sea Peter Dutton “Managing Tensions in the South China Sea” conference, CSIS, June 5-6, 2013 What is the role of international law in managing the disputes in the South China Sea? This question is really two-fold. The first part is what role, objectively speaking, can … Continue reading

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