Gulf of Tonkin Agreements and the Antarctic Treaty System: Lessons and Implications for the Region
With relevance to exploring options in resolving or managing maritime and territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Australian Embassy in Manila organized a lecture-forum on the Tonkin Gulf Agreements and the Antarctic Treaty System. The event was held last March 29, 2019 at the Foreign Service Institute, DFA Building in Pasay City. The audience was composed of junior foreign service officers, participants from other government agencies and think-tanks. Program Convener Aaron Jed Rabena and Research Fellow Lucio Blanco Pitlo III attended for Pathways. Key speakers were Professor Stuart Kaye, Director and Professor of Law at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, and Professor Nguyen Hong Thao, Professor of International Law at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and Vice Chair of the U.N. International Law Commission.