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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge Case (Malaysia/Singapore)

Suzette V Suarez

Subject(s):
Territory, title — Boundaries — Sovereignty — Territorial sea — Delimitation — Continental shelf

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 A rock named Pedra Branca in Portuguese and Pulau Batu Puteh in Malay, together with two associated smaller features called Middle Rocks and South Ledge ( Rocks ), was the subject of a case between Malaysia and Singapore before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) . Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks, and South Ledge are located on the eastern opening of the Straits of Singapore which join the South China Sea at 1° 19.8’ N and 104° 24.27’ E in between Malaysia, on the northwest, and Indonesia, on the south ( Straits, International ). 2 Located 0.6...
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