On Tuesday, an international tribunal in The Hague delivered a crushing blow to China, finding that its creation of artificial islands and overarching claims of sovereignty over the South China Sea was in violation of international law.
University of Miami School of Law Professor Bernard Oxman is one of five legal counsels to the Philippines in the case before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Oxman is the first American to be appointed to serve as judge ad hoc in both the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He has written extensively on the issue.
Marike Paulsson, director of the International Arbitration Institute, and a highly regarded arbitrator, was quoted in Law360, on the South China Sea ruling.