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Islands versus rocks: claims over maritime entitlements and interpretation of Article 121 of the UNCLOS

Hamid, Abdul Ghafur@Khin Maung Sein (2018) Islands versus rocks: claims over maritime entitlements and interpretation of Article 121 of the UNCLOS. In: Joint International Conference on Maritime Territorial Claims & Dispute Resolution 2018, 7th May 2018, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Maritime Territorial disputes, including the South China Sea, are very sensitive in nature and may even lead to coercive means. The main emphasis of the present paper is against man-made constructions which would ultimately change a small uninhabited rock or coral atoll to be a full-fledged island, entitled to EEZ and CS. This is also the major concern of States, including Malaysia. The relevant States should exercise restraints in the construction of additional installations, especially military, on the disputed features so as not to hamper peace and stability in the SCS. Consultations under Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the SCS (DOC) 2002 between China and ASEAN are not adequate and it has to be strengthened with Code of Conduct in the SCS (COC). Since China is against any third party settlement, negotiations are the only alternative and serious and meaningful negotiations should be conducted between interested parties.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3163/63861
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maritime territorial claims, South China Sea, Islands and rocks
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafur Hamid
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 14:17
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2018 14:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63861

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