MANILA, Philippines – The biggest names involved in the Philippines’ case against China gather on Friday, July 16, for the first forum of its kind after Manila won the arbitral proceedings against Beijing.
The forum, "Upholding the Law of the Sea Convention and the Post-Arbitration Philippine Challenge", is scheduled from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Malcolm Theater of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law.
It takes place only 4 days after an arbitral tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled to strike down China's expansive claim over the West Philippine Sea.
It was organized by the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UP IMLOS) and the Stratbase-Albert del Rosario Institute, named after the former Philippine foreign secretary who led the move to bring China to court.
Speakers include former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr, lawyer Lawrence Martin of the Washington-based firm FoleyHoag, and UP IMLOS director Jay Batongbacal.
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