Explainer on The Line of Actual Control

Contrary to popular perception, international law is at the core of China-India recent standoff. China’s claim rests on the primacy of customary international law compared to the claim of India, which is based on succeeding rights from British India. Interestingly, India was not even privy to the agreements from which it derives succeeding claims. The…

Case Brief on the South China Sea Arbitration between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China by the Permanent Court of Arbitration

by Abeer Mustafa, Research Associate, RSIL  SOUTH CHINA SEA ARBITRATION (PCA Case Number 2013–19) Between The Republic of the Philippines and The People’s Republic of China Before An Arbitral Tribunal Constituted Under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 Registry: Permanent Court of Arbitration                     Date of Award: 12 July…