The Roots of Historic Title: Non-Western Pre-Colonial Normative Systems and Legal Resolution of Territorial Disputes

  • JAMES D. FRY, MELISSA H. LOJA
  • Leiden Journal of International Law, July 2014, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s0922156514000284

The Roots of Historic Title: Non-Western Pre-Colonial Normative Systems

What is it about?

This article discusses how international tribunals ignore non-western precolonial claims or associations with territorty.

Why is it important?

This article reveals the methodologies and philosophies invoked by tribunals to suppress claims that are not based on Western modes of territorial acquisition.

Perspectives

Melissa Loja
University of Hong Kong

This is the first article to study the actual practices of states in the South China Sea where there are on-going disputes over shared resources.

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