Duan Jielong was among six judges elected at Monday’s 30th meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Photo: HandoutDuan Jielong was among six judges elected at Monday’s 30th meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Photo: Handout
Duan Jielong was among six judges elected at Monday’s 30th meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Photo: Handout

Chinese diplomat elected to maritime disputes tribunal amid South China Sea tension and US objection

  • Duan Jielong was elected to serve a nine-year term on the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
  • The US opposed the Chinese candidate, arguing that China disregarded international law in the South China Sea

Topic |   South China Sea
Duan Jielong was among six judges elected at Monday’s 30th meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Photo: HandoutDuan Jielong was among six judges elected at Monday’s 30th meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Photo: Handout
Duan Jielong was among six judges elected at Monday’s 30th meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Photo: Handout
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