G7 urges compliance with UN ruling on sea row
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Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations have issued a joint communiqué calling for the implementation of a ruling by a UN-backed arbitral court invalidating China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea. In the communiqué, the G7 ministers also reiterated their strong opposition to the building of new military outposts in disputed waters as well as the use of threat or force in settling maritime disputes. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States comprise the G7.
Lee-Brago, P., & Romero, A. (2017, April 20). G7 urges compliance with UN ruling on sea row. Philippine Star, p. 2.
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International law; Law of the sea; International cooperation; Disputes; Territorial waters; Military operations; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Legal aspects; International agreements; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
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