The West Philippine Sea Arbitration Update

On 22 January 2013, the Philippines formally conveyed to China the Philippine Notification and Statement of Claim that challenges before the Arbitral tribunal the validity of China's nine-dash line claim to almost the entire South China Sea (SCS) including the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and to desist from unlawful activities that violate the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Philippines under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Click for more details ....