The Scarborough Shoal dispute : legal issues and implications
Date of Issue2012
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The dispute between China and the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal area has until recently been a neglected sideshow in the South China Sea. However, if the Philippines goes to ITLOS or an Annex VII Arbitration Tribunal under UNCLOS to defend its “sovereign rights”, there might be important implications for any attempt to interpret China’s U-shaped line as a maritime claim.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 102-12