The Philippines-China arbitration case

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Summing up the Philippines' arguments, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio — a member of the Philippine delegation to The Hague — said Manila wants the court to void Beijing's "nine-dash line.”

Read: Associate Justice Carpio outlines three possible rulings on PH maritime case

How much of the sea can a country claim?

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) provides a system for determining and measuring how much of the sea a country can claim.

Who are the judges of the Arbitral Tribunal?

The ruling will be issued by the five-member arbitral tribunal composed of international law judges from different countries:

- Thomas Mensah (Ghana)

- Jean-Pierre Cot (France)

- Stanislaw Pawlak (Poland)

- Alfred Soons (The Netherlands)

- Rüdiger Wolfrum (Germany)

Read: Bilateral talks with China a necessary risk?

PH maritime case: What's at stake