PH mulls measures to compel China to stop reclamation
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The Philippine government may seek provisional measures that compel China to cease its reclamation project in the West Philippine Sea should the arbitration tribunal at The Hague decide to acquire jurisdiction of the case, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima said yesterday. De Lima, who returned to the country Thursday night from the Netherlands, confirmed that the government team handling the case is considering the suggestion of Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to seek provisional relief before the UN Tribunal on the Law of the Sea. It would be recalled that Carpio made the suggestion, citing Article 290 (1) of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Postrado, L. D. (2015, July 13). PH mulls measures to compel China to stop reclamation. Manila Bulletin, pp. 1, 14.
Territorial waters; Disputes; Land reclamation; Governments; Law of the sea; International law; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Jurisdiction; Department of Justice (DOJ); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; de Lima, Leila; Carpio, Antonio; Hilbay, Florin
- Manila Bulletin