South China Sea Dispute

On 10 July 2015, Dr. Joris Larik discussed on CCTV the proceedings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration concerning the dispute in the South China Sea between China and the Philippines.

“It’s important to distinguish a few things. First, can the Philippines institute these proceedings against China? It can. Both China and the Philippines have ratified the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. [And secondly,] whether it has jurisdiction over this dispute. Both sides have arguments over this. It’s just a shame that there’s no one from the Chinese side to defend this in court.”

Dr. Joris Larik, Senior Researcher

Watch the discussion (24:00 minutes)



Further Reading

Completed: Global Governance Reform Initiative

The Global Governance Reform Initiative (GGRI), a collaboration between  The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Observer Research Foundation…


New Publications: Making Water Cooperation Work

The Hague Institute has released the two final reports for its project ‘Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work’. The two publications present research findings…

News Brief

The End of U.S. Leadership on Human Rights?

For a column in Dutch newspaper NRC, journalist Michel Kerres, diplomatic editor for the newspaper, spoke to Stephen Rapp, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes…

Media Mention