Who owns the sea? And how are claims to sea rights resolved? We talk to Associate Professor Douglas Guilfoyle about the recent decision in a long running dispute between China and its neighbours over rights to disputed areas of the South China Sea.
You can read Douglas’ early thoughts on the issue, in a longer piece he wrote here. And in a lecture “The South China Sea Arbitration: The Influence of Law on Sea Power?” (Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture 2016) he recently delivered. here.