The Philippine Claim to Bajo de Masinloc in the Context of the South China Sea Dispute

Author:Lowell B. Bautista

The Philippine claim to Bajo de Masinloc, otherwise referred to as Scarborough Shoal, finds solid basis in international law. The territorial claim of the Philippines over Bajo de Masinloc is strong relative to the claim of China as well as with respect to the principles on the acquisition of territory in international law, in particular, on the basis of effective occupation. The sovereign rights ... (see full summary)

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