Centre for International Law

American Journal of International Law: Agora on the South China Sea

The January 2013 edition of the prestigious American Journal of International Law (AJIL) features an Agora on the South China Sea Disputes. One of the articles in the Agora is by CIL Director, Professor Beckman, entitled “The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea”. In addition to Prof Beckman’s article, the Agora comprises two other papers; “The Nine-Dash Line in the South China Sea: History, Status, and Implications” by Zhiguo Gau and Bing Bing Jia, and “A Legal Analysis of China’s Historic Rights Claim in the South China Sea” by Florian Dupuy and Pierre-Marie Dupuy. The Agora also features a colour map, prepared by Clive Schofield and Andi Arsana of ANCORS, Wollongong, Australia. The map provides a visual overview of the South China Sea illustrating baselines, overlapping claims to maritime spaces, disputed island groups and China’s nine-dash-line claim. CIL has been given permission by AJIL to reproduce the map on our website. To view Professor Beckman’s Agora article, click here, and to view the map, click here.

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