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Experts to discuss impact of PCA ruling on East Sea

Update: July, 23/2016 - 01:05
Pro Dr. Mai Hồng Quỳ, head of HCM City University of Law, speaks during a press briefing about the conference on a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on China’s actions in the East Sea. — VNS Photo Văn Đạt
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HCM CITY — Local and international law experts today will discuss the regional and international impact of the recent ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the Philippines’ lawsuit against China and its claims in the East Sea.

The conference, organised by HCM City University of Law, focuses on the PCA’s ruling as part of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. More than 220 participants are expected to attend along with 20 local and international speakers.

Dr. Carl Thayer, of the Australian Defense Force Academy; Erik Franck, professor of international law at Vrije University in Brussels; Prof Donald Rodthwell, dean of Law Department of Australian National University; and Prof Dr Hideo Yamagata, of Nagoya University in Japan are expected to take part in the discussion.

Pro Dr. Mai Hồng Quỳ, head of the HCM City University of Law, which organised two previous conferences in 2014 and 2015 after China installed an oil rig and built artificial islands in the East Sea, said the university would announce the establishment of a centre for national and international marine law research and training.

Since 2003, there have been 12 disputed cases solved under the seventh index of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, according to Quỳ. — VNS    

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