The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling in favor of the Philippines in its case against China over the South China Sea is the subject matter of the Ateneo Law Journal’s latest issue, “Navigating Uncharted Waters: Moving Forward with the Philippines - China Arbitral Award.” This special issue was launched last March 30, 2017 at the Ateneo Law School.
|Atty. Jacinto Jimenez gives the opening remarks as Undersecretary Manuel A.J. Teehankee, Associate Justice Francis Jardaleza, and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay look on.|
The launch was attended by the authors who wrote the journal articles: Justice Francis Jardaleza, Atty. Florin Hilbay, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel A.J. Teehankee, and Atty. Jacinto Jimenez. Jardaleza, who prepared and filed the arbitration case in 2013 when he was still Solicitor General, gave an in-depth account of the case and how the Philippines won. Hilbay, who took over when Jardaleza was appointed Supreme Court Justice in 2014, gave a narrative of his experience as an agent for the country. Teehankee, who co-wrote the last article with Atty. Allan Revote, focused on the legal and economic details of the case. Jimenez closed the special issue with an in-depth discussion on the enforcement of international arbitral awards.
|Audience receives copies of the special issue.|
|Associate Justice Francis Jardaleza|
|Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay|
|Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel A.J. Teehankee|
The Ateneo Law Journal is published 4 times a year by the students of the Ateneo Law School. It features articles of interest to law students and practitioners.