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: Can these foreign lawyers help PHL win its arbitration case vs. China? More from: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/523278/news/nation/profiles-can-these-foreign-lawyers-help-phl-win-its-arbitration-case-vs-china

The Philippine government has hired foreign legal experts as its representatives in its case against China before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. Answering criticisms, Malacañang argued that the country needs the help of these foreign experts who have “international reputation appearing before the tribunal.” Based on GMA News Online’s research, the […]

Beijing ‘will not accept arbitration court’s S China Sea solution’

BEIJING — China yesterday rejected an invitation by The Hague to provide input for an arbitration case with the Philippines on overlapping claims in the South China Sea, with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issuing a sharp rebuke. “China has repeatedly expounded its position of not accepting or getting involved in these proceedings initiated […]

With fingers crossed on PCA jurisdiction, Manila eyes temporary restraint on Chinese reclamation

MANILA – The Philippine government may seek provisional measures against Beijing’s reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea once the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) now hearing Manila’s complaint decides that it has jurisdiction over the case. According to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, this is one of the steps being studied by the legal […]

China to Philippines: Ditch sea claim case

BEIJING – China urged the Philippines yesterday to ditch its attempt to solve South China Sea territorial disputes with an international tribunal and instead negotiate with Beijing directly, following the arbitration panel’s latest request for input from China. The Philippines has asked the tribunal in The Hague to declare China’s claims to virtually all the […]

CBCP praying for peaceful resolution in West Philippine Sea

Malacanang expressed appreciation on Tuesday to the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines (CBCP) for praying for the peaceful resolution of the maritime disputes in the West Philippines Sea (WPS). ”We thank our Bishops for calling upon the prayers of the faithful for the protection of the Philippines and a peaceful resolution of maritime entitlement issues […]

Philippines vs China: Hearing on jurisdiction ends

MANILA, Philippines – The arbitral tribunal handling the case filed by the Philippines against China concluded the first hearing on the maritime dispute between the two countries, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. “Today, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, Netherlands concluded the hearing on jurisdiction and admissibility of the Philippines’ claims against China,” […]

How China Views the South China Sea Arbitration Case

On December 7, 2014, China’s Foreign Ministry was authorized to release the “Position Paper of the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Matter of Jurisdiction in the South China Sea Arbitration Initiated by the Republic of the Philippines.” Various explanations have been offered for this by media outlets both in China and […]

With fingers crossed on PCA jurisdiction, Manila eyes temporary restraint on Chinese reclamation

MANILA – The Philippine government may seek provisional measures against Beijing’s reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea once the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) now hearing Manila’s complaint decides that it has jurisdiction over the case. According to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, this is one of the steps being studied by the legal […]

Int’l opinion against China buildup in disputed sea

In the face of growing international condemnation for its building artificial islands in the South China Sea from which to project its military power in the region, China appears to have reduced itself into an island. From world leaders and international organizations to opinion writers around the world, China has drawn criticism for its massive […]

China vs. the Philippines: Will International Law Resolve South China Sea Disputes?

Will the 21st-century global order be led primarily by might and military muscle or rights and norms? We may get an answer in the near future. The Philippines’ quest for peacefully resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea has entered a critical stage. After more than two years of hard work and extensive preparations, […]