Pedra Branca: The Road to the World Court

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By S. Jayakumar and Tommy Koh

This book is about the territorial dispute between Malaysia and Singapore over Pedra Branca, a small but strategically located island near the entrance to the Straits of Malacca. It describes how the two countries managed the dispute over three decades until final resolution by the International Court of Justice in May 2008. The two authors, who were personally involved in the case, recount the many twists and turns in the dispute as well as behind the scenes political and diplomatic manoeuvres. At a time when Asia still has numerous unresolved territorial disputes, the book would be of great interest to scholars, academics and practitioners in politics, international relations, history, diplomatic and legal circles.


S. JAYAKUMAR is Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security. He has written 3 books and many articles on constitutional law, international law and legal education.

Tommy KOH was Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York from 1968 to 1971 and again from 1974 to 1984. He was Ambassador to the United States of America from 1984 to 1990, and is currently Ambassador-at-Large with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has written 4 books and a number of academic articles.


Publication year: 2009
230 pages, 230mm x 155mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-457-9, Paperback

NUS Press and The MFA Diplomatic Academy