Tribunal’s Decision in Philippines-China Arbitration

MR KIRBY: The United States strongly supports
the rule of law. We support efforts to resolve territorial and maritime disputes in the South
China Sea peacefully and through arbitration such as this. As I said, this decision is
an important contribution to the shared goal of a peaceful resolution to disputes in the
South China Sea. When joining the Law of the Sea Convention,
parties agree to the convention’s compulsory dispute settlement process. And as provided
in the convention, the tribunal’s decision is final and legally binding on both China
and the Philippines. The onus is now on them to meet that obligation. We urge all claimants
to avoid provocative statements or actions. This decision can and should, as I said in
my statement, serve as an opportunity to renew efforts to address maritime disputes peacefully.

5 Responses

  1. Pertti Lantta says:

    the USA does not honor or even recognize Haag's status on any actions done by the American military or foreign service.

  2. Opensource Art says:

  3. oracleofottawa says:

    Here we go folks….

  4. Mike Anderson says:

    The Chinese bully will now think twice.

  5. Shengmin Tu says:

    You didn't even follow the arbitration ruling that's ruled by the same court pertaining Nicaragua dispute in 1986. Now you want China to follow? Come on dude, how do you manage to keep a serious face while speaking dis s**t.

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