Monday, May 27, 2013

Off-topic - TN's renewed claims over Katchatheevu

The Hindu (May 27) has published an op-Ed by me titled 'Chasing a boat we missed long ago'. This piece discusses the legal aspects of Tamil Nadu's renewed claims over Katchatheevu Island, which is currently in Sri Lankan possession. In this piece, I raise two key points: first, litigation before the Supreme Court on this matter is futile since any order issued by Supreme Court will not be binding on Sri Lanka; second, under international law (which governs territorial disputes between states), any claim that Tamil Nadu may persuade the Centre to make is likely to be a weak one.

The full text of the article may be accessed here.

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