Title

A Landmark Decision in the South China Sea: The Scope and Implications of the Arbitral Tribunal's Award

RIS ID

114541

Publication Details

Schofield, C. (2016). A Landmark Decision in the South China Sea: The Scope and Implications of the Arbitral Tribunal's Award. Contemporary Southeast Asia: a journal of international and strategic affairs, 38 (3), 339-347.

Abstract

On 12 July 2016, the Arbitral Tribunal in the case between the Philippines and China delivered its award.1 The Tribunal's ruling represents a sweeping victory for the Philippines and fundamentally alters the international legal land, or more appropriately, seascape of the South China Sea. This article has three aims: first, to outline the character of the Tribunal and the status of its award; second to summarize the Tribunal's main findings; and third, to explore some of the potential implications of the award, both within and beyond the South China Sea.

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