Philippines’ Landmark Victory in the South China Sea and Its Discontents


Richard Javad Heydarian


The Huffington Post


 July 15, 2016


The Philippines just scored a historic legal victory against China in the South China Sea. The much-anticipated decision came more than three years after the Southeast Asian country filed for compulsory arbitration, under Article 287, Annex VII of the United Nations on the Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), against China, which boycotted the whole proceedings and has refused to acknowledge its jurisdiction.