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
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

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
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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