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Pedra Branca judgment and beyond: issues and challenges in its implementation by Malaysia and Singapore

Hamid, Abdul Ghafur@Khin Maung Sein (2011) Pedra Branca judgment and beyond: issues and challenges in its implementation by Malaysia and Singapore. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 26 (2). pp. 335-342. ISSN 0927-3522

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    Abstract

    The recent judgment of the ICJ in the Pedra Branca case is of crucial importance to Singapore and Malaysia because having resolved the question of which State has sovereignty over Pedra Branca and Middle Rocks, the Court has paved the way for the resolution of the delimitation of the maritime boundaries between the two States. However, this matter, as does South Ledge’s legal status, still needs to be further worked out by the “Joint Technical Committee” the two States have subsequently set up for the purpose. Moreover, the Court’s judgment and subsequent decisions of the Technical Committee affect the exercise of sovereign rights in those waters such as the conduct of naval patrols, navigational aids, protection of the marine environment and the exploitation of natural resources. Another vital complexity is how Indonesia’s maritime rights generated by its islands in the Straits of Singapore will be negotiated with Singapore and Malaysia.

    Item Type: Article (Journal)
    Additional Information: Abdul Ghafur Hamid @ Khin Maung Sein /1747
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pedra Branca, Malaysia, Singapore, International Court of Justice
    Subjects: K Law > KPG Malaysia
    K Law > KZ Law of Nations
    Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
    Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafur Hamid
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2011 17:03
    Last Modified: 03 Apr 2012 10:02
    URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1747

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