Past event

Research Event

The South China Sea Disputes: Current Status, Challenges and Prospects

Participants

Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House

Overview

The Permanent Court of Arbitration is due to issue its decision in the South China Sea arbitration initiated by the Philippines against China.  What are the legal issues underlying this case and why has it resulted in arbitration? Furthermore, what are the likely consequences of the court's ruling?

This roundtable will bring together a small group of experts from academic, legal and policy circles to discuss the current status of the South China Sea disputes, the underlying legal issues and likely developments. The meeting will consider prospects for reducing tensions and will help to inform research being conducted at Chatham House on China's impact on the future of the international legal order. 

The Chatham House Rule 

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule. 

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. 

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.