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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Tags: Nguyen Hong Thao
Asia-Pacific moving towards ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Asia-Pacific moving towards ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
The new Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signature on September 20, 2017, and will enter into force in 90 days after getting 50 instruments of ratification. After one year, 19 ratification instruments were deposited, near one third of them from Asia-Pacific countries (including Thailand, Palau, Vietnam, New Zealand, Cook Island and Samoa). This fact shows that Asia-Pacific is in the forward position to totally eliminate nuclear weapons in the world for the peace, security and human being. How to move forward the process of ratification of the TPNW? It’s is a big question before the International Committee of the Red Cross, other organizations and civil society to build a strategy to assist governments in achieving the final goal.
Abiding by international law key to settle South China Sea issue Abiding by international law key to settle South China Sea issue
Two years after the arbitral tribunal ruling in favor of the Philippines’ South China Sea case and rejecting China’s so-called nine-dash line, disputes continue to rage even as China and ASEAN formally enter negotiations toward a Code of Conduct framework.
The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing
The 2017 Fisheries Law has provided a broad legal framework for enforcement and cooperation with regional countries and fisheries organizations in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This article highlights the Law’s provisions to show Vietnam’s resolve in this fight.
The South China Sea conflicts in 2017 The South China Sea conflicts in 2017
The tension in the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam) in 2017 is considered lower than in previous years. The Chairman’s statement of the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 13, 2017, took note of the improving relations between ASEAN and China in relation to the South China Sea matter. How should this improvement be explained? What are main factors affecting that improvement? Are the South China Sea disputes being managed? To answer those questions, the main events into this region must be taken in consideration.
The East Sea after the mid-July Award The East Sea after the mid-July Award
The change of the US president has brought about unforeseeable developments in the policies of the US and regional countries. ASEAN could not reach agreement on a joint statement on the ruling. The effect of the ruling and its future application remain unanswered questions.
Vietnamese diplomat elected to International Law Commission Vietnamese diplomat elected to International Law Commission
Vietnam’s Ambassador to Kuwait Nguyen Hong Thao has been elected to the United Nations’ International Law Commission (ILC) with 120 out of 191 votes by the UN General Assembly.
Ruling of the century and landmark in the East Sea Ruling of the century and landmark in the East Sea
On July 12, 2016, the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea issued the Award on the merits of the legal case filed by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea.
Arbitration Tribunal rules to have jurisdiction over East Sea-related case filed by the Philippines against China Arbitration Tribunal rules to have jurisdiction over East Sea-related case filed by the Philippines against China
On October 29, 2015, the Arbitral Tribunal (the Tribunal) constituted under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the Convention) to settle the East Sea (West Philippines Sea (WPS) by Filippinos)-related case filed by the Republic of the Philippines (the Philippines) against the People’s Republic of China (China), issued an Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility.
The truth about who is the biggest aggressor in the South China Sea The truth about who is the biggest aggressor in the South China Sea
Historical evidences show that VN has been the first State having administration over the Spratly and Paracel Islands at least since the 17th century. Only until 1909, did China take interest in the Paracel Islands.
Vietnam - 20 years of implementation of 1982 UNCLOS Vietnam - 20 years of implementation of 1982 UNCLOS
On June 23, 1994, at its 5th session, the IXth National Assembly of Vietnam adopted a resolution ratifying the 1982 UNCLOS, making Vietnam the 64th member state of the Convention.

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