Date Posted:

July 12, 2016

Post Author

Andres Beregovich


An unprecedented legal decision was handed down by a permanent tribunal at The Hague, rejecting Beijing’s controversial territorial claims to the South China Sea. The ruling was based on the United Nations conventions on maritime law is considered legally binding. This case and long-awaited maritime law decision precludes China the right to military expansion, harvesting of endangered marine life and fauna and impeding on Philippine fishing and oil exploration in the ‘nine-dash line’ Chinese maritime claim. Read on: