One year after PCA ruling, China must abide by the law

One year ago, on July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) announced that the South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal had issued a unanimous award in favour of the Philippines in the South China Sea (SCS) conflict. The legally binding award has demolished China’s expansive historical claims in the SCS and pointed out that … Read more

Diego Garcia a paralel to South China Sea dispute

Drawing a parallel to the South China Sea dispute, of which the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague seized up, there is a belief that the tiny Island republic of Mauritius could also seek redress over its maritime and territorial disputes via legal means. The Hague ruling demolished China’s expansive historical claims in … Read more