Outreach-seminar: The South China Sea Arbitration between China and the Philippines

On Wednesday 28 September, The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS) in cooperation with the Pluricourts - Center for the study of the Legitimacy of International Courts, UiO, is organizing an outreach seminar on the South China Sea Arbitration between China and the Philippines. Venue: Kjelleren, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo.

22 July 2016 the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) released it's decision on the dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. What are the argumentation of the tribunal, and what are the implications for the region?


Professor Geir Ulfstein from PluriCourts, UiO will introduce the conflict and the field of international law of the sea. 

The panel consists of Professor Alex Oude Elferink from JCLOS/UiT and Utrecht University, 

Professor Nigel Bankes from JCLOS/UiT the University of Calgary, and

Research Professor Stein Tønnesson from PRIO. 


The panel will discuss the decision and its impact from legal and political perspectives:



16:05 - 16:15: Geir Ulfstein

16:15 - 16:35: Alex Oude Elferink - "Islands and rights to maritime zones: Implications for the South China Sea and Beyond"

16:35 - 16:55: Nigel Bankes - "China's claims to historic rights and title within the nine-dash line and the tribunal's treatment of these claims"

16:55 - 17:15: Stein Tønnesson - What Impact Will the Arbitral Tribunal's Award Have in the South China Sea?

17:15 - 17:55: Discussion and Q&A

See also the JCLOS blog: http://site.uit.no/jclos/ for more on the South China Sea Award,




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