PCA: Philippines v. China (final Award)

The PCA has issued today a unanimous Award in the arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China. This arbitration concerned the role of historic rights and the source of maritime entitlements in the South China Sea, the status of certain maritime features and the maritime entitlements they are capable of generating, and the lawfulness of certain actions by China that were alleged by the Philippines to violate the UNCLOS. The full text of the Award can be downloaded here. A summary has been provided by the PCA and can be downloaded here.

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