PCA: Philippines v. China (Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility)

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has rendered an Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility in case number 2013-19; The Republic of Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China. In short, by unanimous decision the Tribunal has decided the Tribunal has jurisdiction to consider the Philippines’ Submissions No. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 13 (subject to conditions discussed in in paragraphs 400, 401, 403, 404, 407, 408, 410); reserved consideration of its jurisdiction to rule on Submissions No. 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, and 14 to the merits phase; and directed the Philippines to clarify the content and narrow the scope of its Submission 15 (reserving consideration of its jurisdiction to the merits phase).

For further information, please see the Award here, and the Press Release here.

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