PCA Finds China Breached UNCLOS, Issues Unanimous Award For The Philippines

(July 12, 2016, 10:51 AM EDT) -- THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on July 12 issued a unanimous award in favor of the Philippines and against the People's Republic of China in a dispute over maritime entitlements in the South China sea, finding that China violated the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and aggravated the dispute with certain actions (The Republic of the Philippines v. The People's Republic of China, No. 2013-19, PCA).

On June 29, the PCA said it had informed the...
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