On 12 July, the Permanent Court of Arbitration will rule in the highly-watched case brought by the Philippines challenging China’s claims to much of the strategic waterway. Dr. Joris Larik spoke to AFP about the upcoming court ruling.
“China will be obliged under international law to comply with the decision, and with all its obligations under the law of the sea as clarified by the arbitral tribunal. But being bound by the decision says nothing about means of enforcing it.”
Dr. Joris Larik, Senior Researcher