Maritime Delimitation Agreements and Decisions

China and the Philippines

Merits award in the matter of the South China Sea arbitration before an arbitral tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China. Published July 12, 2016.

China and Vietnam

Agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the Delimitation of the Territorial Seas, the Exclusive Economic Zones and Continental Shelves. Signed December 25, 2000, entered into force June 30, 2004.

Malaysia and Indonesia

Treaty between the Republic of Indonesia and Malaysia Relating to the Delimitation of the Territorial Seas of the Two Countries in the Strait of Malacca. Signed March 17, 1970

Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Indonesia on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelves between the Two Countries. Signed October 27, 1969.

Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Government of Malaysia and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand Relating to the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf Boundaries in the Northern Part of the Strait of Malacca. Signed December 21, 1971.

Malaysia and Singapore

Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore to Delimit Precisely the Territorial Waters Boundary in Accordance with the Straits Settlements and Johore Territorial Waters Agreement 1927. Signed 1995.

ITLOS Case Concerning Land Reclamation by Singapore in and around the Straits of Johor (Malaysia v Singapore). Decided April 26, 2005.

ICJ Ruling on Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge. Decided May 2008.

Malaysia and Thailand

Treaty between the Kingdom of Thailand and Malaysia Relating to the Delimitation of the Territorial Seas of the Two Countries. Signed October 24, 1979, entered into force July 15, 1982.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Kingdom of Thailand and Malaysia on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf Boundary between the Two Countries in the Gulf of Thailand. Signed October 24, 1979, entered into force July 15, 1982.

Vietnam and Indonesia

Agreement between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf Boundary. Signed June 26, 2003, entered into force May 29, 2007.

Vietnam and Malaysia

Joint submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (in the southern part of the South China Sea), May 6, 2009.

Vietnam and Thailand

Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between the Two Countries in the Gulf of Thailand. Signed August 9, 1997.