IV. Sovereignty Over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia V Malaysia), Merits, Judgment of 17 December

Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Evans, Malcom D, Merrills, JG
Title: IV. Sovereignty Over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia V Malaysia), Merits, Judgment of 17 December
In: International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 52, 2003, 3, p. 797-802
published:
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Physical Description:797-802
ISSN/ISBN: 0020-5893
1471-6895
Summary:<jats:p>On 17 December 2002 the International Court gave its judgment in a dispute over two small islands in the Celebes Sea claimed by both Indonesia and Malaysia. The islands in question, Ligitan and Sipadan, are located off the north-east coast of Borneo and lie approximately 15.5 nautical miles apart. Both are very small and Ligitan is uninhabited; Sipadan, on the other hand, was developed by Malaysia into a tourist resort for scuba diving in the 1980s. In 1998 Indonesia and Malaysia referred the dispute to the Court by means of a Special Agreement, asking for a decision ‘on the basis of the treaties, agreements and any other evidence furnished by the Parties’ on whether sovereignty over the islands belonged to Indonesia or to Malaysia.</jats:p>
Type of Resource:E-Article
Source:Cambridge University Press (CUP) (CrossRef)
Language: English