Hague court assumes jurisdiction over PH case vs China


Anthony Deutsch


CNN Philippines


October 30, 2015


An arbitration court in the Netherlands ruled on Thursday (October 29) that it has jurisdiction to hear some territorial claims the Philippines has filed against China over disputed areas in the South China Sea. In a legal defeat for China, the Hague-based tribunal rejected Beijing's claim that the disputes were about its territorial sovereignty and said additional hearings would be held to decide the merits of the Philippines' arguments.