South China Sea dispute – what next?

Judge Abraham D. Sofaer (Former)

Judge Sofaer specializes in arbitrating complex commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in the federal courts. He served as a U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York from 1979 until 1985. From 1967 to 1969, he was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, during which time he tried twenty cases and argued five appeals in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Just before UNCLOS issued its July 12, 2016 decision in the Philippines’s case against China about rocks and islands in the South China Sea, FedArb Chairman Abraham D. Sofaer wrote about the ramifications, predicting that China would move “away from nuanced arguments to more rigid adherence to the regime’s position that China is sovereign over all the land features and waters within the “indisputable” Nine-Dash Line.”

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