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A Possible Practical Solution For The Dispute Over The Dokdo/Takeshima Islands From The Perspective Of The Law Of The Sea

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This chapter discusses the dispute between Korea and Japan over the Dokdo/Takeshima Islands from the perspective of the law of the sea. It focuses upon the recent incidents that have occurred between them. The following incidents are discussed: the marine scientific research conducted in the sea areas where the claims of the two countries for the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) overlap; the cooperation concerning the fisheries in the sea areas including the disputed sea areas; the delimitation of the continental shelf by the agreements that contain delimitation; and a scheme of joint development of resources on the sea bed. The chapter provides a survey of how islands cause conflicts in the law of the sea. It presents a re-definition of the Dokdo/Takeshima Islands dispute focused upon from the perspective of the law of the sea. The chapter concludes with some suggestions about a practical solution for the Dokdo/Takeshima Islands dispute.

Keywords: Dokdo/Takeshima Islands dispute; exclusive economic zone (EEZ); Japan; Korea; law of the sea



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