Or how South China Sea ruling affects Filipino and Chinese fishermen –
By Dr. Alfredo C. Robles, Jr. –
I hope the following will only be the first of several pieces summarizing different aspects of the Award in the Philippines v. China arbitration and explaining their implications.
As I was writing this, I could not help but recall the first ever lectures I had in my life on international law and the law of the sea that I attended (in French!) at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies) in 1980-81.