By: Elena Grace Flores
The World is Watching’s U.N.’s Move if International Law not Obeyed
The Obama administration despite not ratifying it’s Unclos agreement, has always been dedicated in backing up the tribunal and already has a lineup of countries that voluntarily submitted themselves to form the U.N. martial – protecting the Philippines from any threats from China and the worldwide interest in preserving the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
Former Foreign Secretary, Albert del Rosario, formally initiated the complaint filing through the Permanent Court of Arbitration in 2013 after China claimed sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal – forcibly taking it away from the Philippines. US’d Senior diplomat for East Asia, Daniel R. Russel, was even unaware of the Philippine’s case at that time when the Chinese leader dismissed the case without studying the foreign policy applicable in the dispute.