Feb 22 Navigating Treacherous Waters in S. China Sea/W Philippine Sea

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016   12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Navigating the Treacherous Waters in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea

Lunch will be provided!
ROOM: 55 Walter F. Mondale Hall: 229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis Minnesota 55455

Presentation by Humphrey Law Fellow: Amelia Lourdes Mendoza (The Philippines)
On January 22, 2013, the Philippines instituted proceedings against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The arbitration case refers to the complicated maritime dispute in the South China Sea/West Philip-pine Sea, which involves not only China and the Philippines but also Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan and Japan.
During the lunch hour on Monday, February 22, current Humphrey Law Fellow, Ms. Amelia Mendoza, will introduce the background of this dispute, present the positions of both parties, and analyze the case under applicable international law. She will discuss how this maritime dispute poses serious threats to the environment, regional stability, and food security. She will also tackle the underlying issue of power politics that directly brings China’s expansion in the South China Sea to a collision with the U.S.’ struggle to maintain its domi-nance in the region.

Sponsors: Amnesty International-Legal Support Network, The Human Rights Center

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