Skip to comments.UN Law of the Sea Arbitration Tribunal Sinks the Rule of Law
Posted on 07/19/2016 10:32:03 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
The decisions of the UNCLOS compulsory arbitration tribunal are not enforceable in the conventional legal sense
The international arbitration tribunal, constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), issued its final Award on July 12th in the so-called compulsory arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the Peoples Republic of China. The Philippines had sought rulings on a number of issues, including the source of the parties rights and obligations in the South China Sea and the effect of UNCLOS on Chinas claims to historic rights within its claimed nine-dash line. The tribunals decision found in the Philippines favor on these two key issues, and most others that had been raised by the Philippines.
Law is worth little without force to back it up.
I didn’t know that arbitration was a Law of the Sea arbitration. So glad the US did not ratify that odious treaty.
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