The ruling is out, and it favors The Philippines.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has finally released its ruling on the South China Sea dispute favoring The Philippines.
In the decision released Tuesday July 12, 2016, The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague Netherlands, sided with The Philippines case against China over the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea. The tribunal concluded that China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to resources in excess of what is provided under the United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Seas (UNCLOS).
Here’s the complete ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the West Philippine Sea dispute of The Philippines versus China.