Blog Posts: Philippines

Ruling on Philippines' arbitration claim against China may be a milestone

The UN Permanent Court of Arbitration decided on October 29th to hear The Philippines’ case against China regarding alleged violations of the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea in the Spratly Islands. The case will mark the first use of UNCLOS's dispute-resolution provisions in the South China Sea. Will it be a first step toward China's acceptance of arbitration to enforce international law?
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No Comments | Posted by Jason M. Frocht on Thu. December 17, 2015 1:33 AM
Categories: China, International Dispute Resolution, Natural resources, Philippines, Territorial disputes

Filipino fisherman file claim against China for denying "any port in a storm"

Sixteen Filipino fishermen are asking the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights to intervene, alleging that Chinese mariners denied them entry to calm waters during harsh weather, shot at them with water cannons, rammed their boats, and even chased them with machine guns.

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No Comments | Posted by Bethany A. Boring on Tue. October 6, 2015 12:23 AM
Categories: China, Customary International Law, Philippines, Southeast Asia, Territorial disputes

Philippines v. China and the Failure to Appear

On 22 January 2013, the Republic of the Philippines sued the People’s Republic of China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“Convention”) over a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, a portion of the South China Sea that falls within the Philippines’s exclusive economic zone.

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Posted by William R. Hartzell (Will) on Wed. January 21, 2015 11:03 AM
Categories: China, Philippines, Southeast Asia, Territorial disputes, United Nations

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