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Land Reclamation by Singapore in and around the Straits of Johor (Malaysia v. Singapore)


The Permanent Court of Arbitration acted as registry in an arbitration between Malaysia and Singapore. The case concerned land reclamation by Singapore in and around the Straits of Johor and was instituted by Malaysia on July 4, 2003 pursuant to Article 287 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Article 1 of UNCLOS Annex VII.


The parties signed a Settlement Agreement on April 26, 2005, and an Award on Agreed Terms was issued by the Tribunal on September 1, 2005.

The arbitral tribunal consisted of:


    Mr. M.C.W. Pinto (President)
    Dr. Kamal Hossain
    Professor Bernard H. Oxman
    Professor Ivan Shearer
    Sir Arthur Watts


The following PDF documents pertaining to this arbitration can be downloaded:

    Press release - January 14, 2005

    Award on Agreed Terms - September 1, 2005