The Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute commemorated the sixth anniversary of the July 12 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague by holding an international conference on “Redefining Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in an Age of Uncertainty.”
A victory of epic proportions, the legal recognition of our maritime rights is further attested to by the growing public concern on the West Philippine Sea issue.
Lisa Curtis, director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program and Senior Fellow of the Center for a New American Security, stated that “standing up to China’s maritime aggression and taking steps against it are necessary to maintain a rules-based international order. And ultimately, this is the best way we can avoid any conflict.”
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