Showing posts with label UNCLOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UNCLOS. Show all posts

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Israel maritime demarcation war declaration: Lebanon

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Thursday that a proposed bill by the Knesset (Israeli parliament) to redefine Israel's maritime economic border with Lebanon means a declaration of war.

Monday, July 4, 2016

German expert doubts arbitral court's jurisdiction over South China Sea dispute

The real nature of a dispute between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea is about territorial sovereignty, which is beyond the jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal, a German expert has said.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

South China Sea : Philippine president wants 'conversation' with China

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte wanted a "conversation" with China on the South China Sea in a bid to work out a "win-win relationship" with the country, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Friday.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

U.S. warns China of countermeasures if it provokes on S. China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told Chinese officials that Washington will launch countermeasures if Beijing takes further provocative acts in the South China Sea, U.S. diplomatic sources said Thursday.

South China Sea : China will not accept UN tribunal verdict on 12 July 2016

 China will not accept any third party settlement with regard to territorial and maritime disputes and reject any ruling by an international tribunal in a case filed by the Philippines over the contentious South China Sea issue, a senior diplomat has said.

Friday, May 6, 2016

China says door for dialogue with Philippines always open

China said on Thursday the door for dialogue with the Philippines on the South China Sea is always open, refuting the country's argument that bilateral dialogue has come to an end.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Non-acceptance of S. China Sea arbitration 'observes the law' - Chinese FM

China's non-acceptance of the South China Sea arbitration filed by the Philippines is merely observing the law, Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the press after talks with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop Wednesday in Beijing.

Friday, October 30, 2015

China says Arbitral Tribunal's ruling 'null and void' -- (Hague court to hear South China Sea dispute)

The Foreign Ministry on Friday said in a statement that a ruling by the Arbitral Tribunal on Thursday on the jurisdiction and admissibility of the South China Sea is null and void, and has no binding effect on China.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ψήφισμα του ΕΛΚ/Μ. Κεφαλογιάννης: Ικανοποίηση για την καταδίκη από το ΕΛΚ της τουρκικής επιθετικότητας

Το θέμα της τουρκικής επιθετικότητας στην Αποκλειστική Οικονομική Ζώνη (ΑΟΖ) της Κύπρου τέθηκε επί τάπητος στη συνάντηση της αντιπροσωπείας του Ευρωκοινοβουλίου στη Μικτή Κοινοβουλευτική Επιτροπή ΕΕ-Τουρκίας, στην οποία προήδρευσε ο Μανώλης Κεφαλογιάννης, επικεφαλής των ευρωβουλευτών της ΝΔ και πρόεδρος της Μικτής Κοινοβουλευτικής Επιτροπής ΕΕ-Τουρκίας. Στόχος της συνάντησης ήταν η προετοιμασία της Ολομέλειας της Επιτροπής ΕΕ-Τουρκίας, που θα πραγματοποιηθεί την ερχόμενη Τρίτη στο ΕΚ.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement regarding the presence of the Turkish research vessel Barbaros within the Cypriot EEZ

Hellenic MFA , Monday, 20 October 2014:

“Unfortunately, Turkey did not listen to the voice of the international community, did not listen to the voice of the UN and the European Union, did not listen to the voice of international legality.

Its vessel, Barbaros, is in the region of the Cypriot exclusive economic zone and continental shelf and will attempt to carry out exploration that is obviously a flagrant flouting of the International Law of the Sea, because in this region there is no question as to the delimitation of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Philippines, US to Hold Naval Drills Near Disputed Shoal

MANILA — Philippine and American troops are set to hold naval exercises this month near a disputed shoal, which will almost certainly anger China with tension already high in the South China Sea.

China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, potentially rich in oil and gas and fisheries.

The Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam and Taiwan also claim parts of the waters, and China has viewed with suspicion what it sees as U.S. moves to “provoke” tension by supporting its regional allies, notably Vietnam and the Philippines.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Manila seeks early tribunal ruling over sea dispute with China

MANILA - The Philippines said it will ask an international arbitration tribunal to make a speedy ruling on its dispute with China over exploiting waters in the South China Sea after Beijing refused to take part in the proceedings.

Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario said Manila might also ask the United Nations arbitral court in The Hague to issue an order that would halt Chinese reclamation work in contested waters, such as on Johnson South Reef and Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly archipelago.

Manila is seeking confirmation at the tribunal of its right to exploit waters in its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone as allowed under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beijing rejects arbitration tribunal South China Sea ruling

China on Wednesday rejected a Hague-based arbitration tribunal's ruling giving it six months to respond to a legal claim by the Philippines over disputed waters in the South China Sea.

China's stance of not accepting or participating in the arbitration proceedings filed by the Philippines has not changed, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said at a regular briefing on Wednesday.

The response came after the tribunal of The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, the Netherlands, issued a statement on Tuesday, which requires China to submit evidence to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea before December 15.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Vietnamese official vows to suppress illegal actions in anti-China protests

Tran Van Nam, vice chairman of Binh Duong Province People's Committee, said in a interview on Wednesday that Binh Duong is determined to suppress those who force others to take illegal actions.

On Tuesday, the anti-China protests in Binh Duong Province, some 1,120 km south of Vietnamese capital Hanoi, went violent. Thousands protesters broke into foreign factories, conducting wrecking and looting, which leads to over 1,000 factories shut down and over 15 factories burning down. Most of the factories belong to China's Taiwan invested companies, local Chinese told Xinhua on Wednesday.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Vietnam urges world to protest Chinese actions in S. China Sea

Vietnam has called on not only the 10-members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations but individuals and organizations around the world to protest against China for infringement of international law in the South China Sea, an ASEAN diplomat said Sunday.
"We express our deep gratitude to and urgently call on ASEAN members, other countries in the world, individuals, and international organizations, to continue voicing their protest against (Chinese actions in the South China Sea) as serious violations and support the legitimate demand by Vietnam," the diplomat quoted Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung as telling both the plenary and "retreat" sessions of the ASEAN leaders at their annual meeting Sunday in the Myanmar capital Naypyitaw.

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