Favorable Hague Tribunal Decision Seen On Philippines vs. China Case

The international tribunal hearing the Philippines’ case against China over disputed territory in the West Philippine Sea may have hinted of its eventual decision when it ignored China’s so-called nine-dash line, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said. 

On October 30, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled that it has jurisdiction over the case, handing Manila a victory in the first-round issue of admissibility.

The tribunal has scheduled the hearing on the merits of the case from November 24 to 30 and is expected to hand down its final decision by mid-2016. More on Interaksyon.com