The Indonesia-Malaysia Dispute Concerning Sovereignty over Sipadan and Ligitan Islands: Historical Antecedents and the International Court of Justice Judgment

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About the Publication

In 2002, ASEAN made history when two of its founder members—Indonesia and Malaysia—amicably settled a dispute over the ownership of the two Bornean islands of Sipadan and Ligitan by accepting the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which ruled in favour of Malaysia. The case at once assumed great significance as a beacon of hope for the region which is plagued by numerous disruptive territorial disputes. 

As both the historical evidence and legal milieu are vital considerations for the ICJ to award sovereignty, this book covers in detail the historical roots of the issue as well as the law dimension pertaining to the process of legal proceedings and the ICJ deliberations. The work concludes by offering a set of guidelines on cardinal principles of international law for successfully supporting a claim to disputed territories. These may be usefully utilized by interested parties. 

“An invaluable account of the dispute between Malaysia and Indonesia over the Sipadan and Ligitan Islands. Written skilfully by a historian who is in clear command of the facts. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to understand border disputes in Southeast Asia.”
Professor James Chin, Director, Asia Institute, University of Tasmania

Contents

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The Indonesia-Malaysia Dispute Concerning Sovereignty over Sipadan and Ligitan Islands: Historical Antecedents and the International Court of Justice Judgment [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4843-65-2], by D S Ranjit Singh, author 13.90 USD
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Preliminary pages Download
1. Introduction Download
2. Historical Background: The Partitioning of the Malay Archipelago 5.00 USD
3. The Resolution of Anglo-Spanish Claims and the Anglo-Dutch Boundary in North Borneo, 1878–1915 5.00 USD
4. Delimitation of the North Borneo–Philippines Sea Boundary and the Transfer of Sovereignty over Certain Islands to North Borneo, 1903–30 5.00 USD
5. The Emergence of Successor States to Colonial Regimes and the Phenomena of Expansionist Nationalisms in Maritime Southeast Asia 5.00 USD
6. The Bases of Indonesia’s Claim 5.00 USD
7. The Bases of Malaysia’s Claim 5.00 USD
8. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judgment 5.00 USD
9. Conclusion 5.00 USD
Appendixes Download
Bibliography Download
Index Download
About the Author Download

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