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Book Review


People may initial not see the area known as the South China Sea as worthy of the trouble of an Arbitral Tribunal proceeding courtesy of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), especially when they are unsure of the trouble it may bring. This area, rich in resources and firmly entrenched in various historical claims, became the subject of controversy between multiple nations. According to the NUS Centre for International Law in its book The South China Sea Arbitration: The Legal Dimension, the end to the controversy hinged on how the tribunal would choose to characterize the proceeding. This Review details the particular circumstances surrounding the South China Sea arbitration and the insights into UNCLOS jurisprudence gained during the course of the proceeding.

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