International Court of Justice


Asja Catovic

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Committee: International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judge: Mirko Shokr

Topic: The sovereignty over the South China Sea under International Law

I. Facts on the case

The dispute concerning sovereignty over the South China Sea is a consequence to territorial claims made by the People’s Republic of China in 1947, stating that most of the South China Sea, marked in chinese maps by the „nine-dash line“ surrounding the alleged territory, which includes the Paracel and Spratly Islands as well as several reefs and sandbanks. This area overlaps with territorial claims made by the Philippines, Vietnam, Ma...

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