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FULL TEXT: Transcript of merits hearing on Philippines vs China case

The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands has released the transcript of the oral arguments on the merits of the Philippines-China arbitration case under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea from November 24 to 30. Permanent Court of Arbitration/Released

MANILA, Philippines — The Arbitral Tribunal of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands released the full transcript of the hearing on merits and remaining issues on jurisdiction and admissibility on the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea.

The arbitral tribunal earlier released its Award on Jurisdiction and Admissability on the arbitration case between the Philippines and China.

FULL TEXT: Transcript of oral arguments on Philippines vs China arbitration case

In November, the Philippines sent a delegation composed of top executives from the three government branches to present the country's arguments against China's claims over the disputed sea.

The Philippines filed a case against China's excessive maritime claims over the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea, being the first country to challenge its nine-dash line claim.

The arbitral tribunal is set to rule on the case against China over the territorial disputes by next year.

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A copy of the full transcript of the four-day hearing on merits can be viewed below. — Patricia Lourdes Viray

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