We act for the Asia Pacific Institute of International Law to submit an amicus curiae brief (Brief) to the Arbitral Tribunal on the South China Sea Arbitration.
06 September 2016
We act for the Asia Pacific Institute of International Law (APIIL) to submit an amicus curiae brief (Brief) to the Arbitral Tribunal under PCA Case No.2013-19 brought by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
A copy of the Brief by APIIL could be obtained here.
The arbitration, commonly known as the South China Sea Arbitration, was initiated by the Philippines under Article 287 and Annex VII of the UNCLOS. In the Arbitration, the Philippines sought to resolve the disputes in West Philippine Sea (Eastern Part of South China Sea) between the Philippines and China, and challenge China’s claims and entitlement to the Eastern Part of South China Sea enclosed by the “nine-dash line”.
The Brief addresses two key issues, namely the jurisdiction of the Arbitral Tribunal to determine the Philippines’ Submissions, and the justiciability of the issues raised in such Submissions.
The Tribunal issued an Award on 12 July 2016. A copy of the Award could be obtained here.