Tag: UNCLOS

Singapore files UNCLOS declaration to settle maritime dispute with negotiations

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday, December 14, announced that Singapore filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at the United Nations in New York on December 12, for the...

What else can ASEAN do to deescalate the South China Sea conflict?

  The new Chinese hegemony in Asia Pacific poses both opportunities and risks for member states of ASEAN. China‚Äôs Belt and Road initiative promises new economic frontiers and some South East Asian countries are only too willing to concede to the territorial ambitions of China...

One year after PCA ruling, China must abide by the law

One year ago, on July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) announced that the South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal had issued a unanimous award in favour of the Philippines in the South China Sea (SCS) conflict. The legally binding award has demolished China's...