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International Court of Justice determines Malaysia/Singapore sovereignty dispute

The International Court of Justice delivered its judgment on 23 May in the Case Concerning Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge. The case was jointly submitted by Singapore and Malaysia in 2003 by way of special agreement. Oral proceedings took place in November 2007 and the Court finally delivered its decision last week. The Court found that sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh belongs to the Republic of Singapore, whereas sovereignty over Middle Rocks belongs to Malaysia. The question of sovereignty over South Ledge was more complex as it was classified not as an island…