Thinking the Unthinkable

A Few Words on International Adjudication and the Territorial and Maritime Disputes between China, Japan and Korea

in The Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law
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In the context of reconciliation, this article looks at the “unthinkable” option of international adjudication to resolve the territorial sovereignty and maritime boundary disputes between China, Japan and Korea in the East China Sea/Yellow Sea and East Sea/Sea of Japan. While understanding that such an eventuality is unlikely, the article suggests certain political conditions that could increase the likelihood of this approach being adopted.




Bangladesh-Myanmar Case, supra note 4.


Whaling Case, supra note 9.


Shin, supra note 10, at 18.


Award on Jurisdiction, supra note 21, paras. 155–57, 366.


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