Tag Archives: Harry Roque

Rebutting China’s Claims

Two years after the Philippines initiated arbitration proceedings against China under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, China belatedly published in the web site of its Ministry of Foreign Affairs its official Position Paper on the arbitration. The Chinese position was divided into three. First, that the UNCLOS ad hoc arbitral tribunal […]

UP prof to Tokyo conference: China violated UNCLOS over West PHL Sea claim

China has violated the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) when it snubbed the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and when it built structures on disputed reefs in the area. This was the pronouncement made by international law expert and University of the Philippines professor Harry Roque Jr. […]

China’s snub: lost opportunity to prove its claim to the West Philippine Sea

By Harry Roque @ http://harryroque.com/2013/02/19/chinas-snub-lost-opportunity-to-prove-its-claim-to-the-west-philippine-sea/ Only two hours ago,   the Chinese Foreign Ministry through Ambassador Ma informed Filipino diplomats  that they were rejecting the notice to arbitrate and the statement of claims which the Philippines furnished the Chinese delegation in Manila to arbitrate the legality of the Chinese nine-dash lines under the compulsory and mandatory […]