Towards a New Legal Arrangement to Promote Stability, Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea
2008 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The South China Sea has long been regarded as a major source of tension and instability in Southeast Asia. Managing the risk of possible open conflicts over disputed islands, maritime zones, and resources in the South China Sea has been and still is a major challenge for the region. Since 1990 many efforts bilateral and multilateral as well as confidence-building measures to manage the possible conflicts in the region have been recorded. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze and assess the progress made in terms of conflict management among the claimants, through the Workshops on managing conflicts in the South China Sea 1990-2000, and, through the ASEAN and China dialogue on the South China Sea is outlined and assessed The impact of the United Nations Law of the Sea of 1982 and the role of recent judgments of the International Court of Justice concerning to the disputes in this region are examined in the paper.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67964OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67964DiVA: diva2:471357
Paper prepared for “SCS 2008 – The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and the Climate”. A Conference for Regional Cooperation in Ocean and Earth Sciences Research in the South China Sea. Organised by The Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuantan, Malaysia, 25-29 November 2008