Chinese coastguard vessels are seen in the disputed South China Sea. Asean states could use a 2016 arbitral ruling and the UN Law of the Sea Convention in their push to resolve the long-standing row. Photo: Reuters
Chinese coastguard vessels are seen in the disputed South China Sea. Asean states could use a 2016 arbitral ruling and the UN Law of the Sea Convention in their push to resolve the long-standing row. Photo: Reuters
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

Bhavan Jaipragas

Don’t cry Unclos! South China Sea dispute legalese likely to focus at delayed Asean meeting

  • The Asean Regional Forum has been delayed to September but phone and video conversations show the coronavirus and sea dispute will be hot topics
  • Asean nations are expected to focus on the 2016 arbitral ruling and UN Law of the Sea Convention in their push to resolve the long-standing row with China

Chinese coastguard vessels are seen in the disputed South China Sea. Asean states could use a 2016 arbitral ruling and the UN Law of the Sea Convention in their push to resolve the long-standing row. Photo: Reuters
Chinese coastguard vessels are seen in the disputed South China Sea. Asean states could use a 2016 arbitral ruling and the UN Law of the Sea Convention in their push to resolve the long-standing row. Photo: Reuters
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