• Publications
  • Influence
Duterte and his quixotic war on drugs
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has remained an enduring fodder of international news since he was sworn in as the country's 16th president in June 2016. Despite massive criticisms from withinExpand
  • 8
  • 5
The Historical Context and Legal Basis of the Philippine Treaty Limits
The Philippines, on the basis of historic right of title, claims that its territorial sea extends to the limits set forth in the colonial treaties, which define the extent of the archipelago at theExpand
  • 11
  • 2
  • PDF
The role of coastal states
  • 2
PHILIPPINE TERRITORIAL BOUNDARIES: INTERNAL TENSIONS, COLONIAL BAGGAGE, AMBIVALENT CONFORMITY
The territorial boundaries of the Philippines, inherited from Spain and the United States in 1898, are disputed in international law. The boundaries of the Philippines are not recognised by theExpand
  • 7
  • PDF
Should Malaysia Reopen Batu Puteh
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awarded Batu Puteh (Pedra Branca) to Singapore in 2008. However, the sovereignty over the Middle Rocks, a maritime feature that is located about one kilometreExpand
  • 1
  • PDF
The Historical Background, Geographical Extent and Legal Bases of the Philippine Territorial Water Claim
The Philippine territorial water claim is unique in international law. On the basis of historic right of title, the Philippines claims a rectangular territorial sea fully enclosing the entirety ofExpand
  • 1
The Philippine claim to Bajo de Masinloc in the context of the South China Sea dispute
The Philippine claim to Bajo de Masinloc, otherwise referred to as Scarborough Shoal, finds solid basis in international law. The territorial claim of the Philippines over Bajo de Masinloc is strongExpand
  • 5
  • PDF
Complicating the complex: China's ADIZ
In a move that further escalated tension in the region, China’s announcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, elicited strong protests from the United States,Expand
  • 3
The Philippines and the Arbitral Tribunal's Award: A Sombre Victory and Uncertain Times Ahead
The Philippines at a Crossroads Philippine foreign policy under President Duterte will be profoundly different from the one pursued by the previous administration of President Benigno Aquino III. TheExpand
  • 6