Court Accepts Jurisdiction of South China Sea Dispute

By Paul Rosenzweig
Friday, October 30, 2015, 12:49 PM

This is not an issue I follow, but still, this news seemed worth highlighting for our readers:

The Philippines has won an important ruling in its case against China over disputed parts of the South China Sea, with an arbitration court in the Netherlands saying that it has jurisdiction in the case and will hold hearings. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague issued the ruling on Thursday, in proceedings that China has boycotted since the Philippines, an ally of the United States, filed suit at the court in 2013.