Original title: Foreign media: the President of the South China Sea arbitration temporary arbitral tribunal died of illness
, according to “Ghana News” 10, 2007, the International Tribunal for the former judge, President of the South China Sea arbitration temporary arbitral tribunal · A · Thomas Mensah (Ghana and the United Kingdom Nationality) died in London on April 7 due to illness.
In January 2013, the Philippines unilaterally initiated mandatory arbitration on the South China Sea issue between China and the Philippines. The then President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Liu Jingjunji, formed an arbitration tribunal of five professionals in May of that year. Among them, Thomas A. Mensa served as the chairman of the interim arbitration tribunal. His previous attitude on the South China Sea issue clearly supported the Philippines.
Regarding the so-called final award made by the interim arbitration tribunal in the South China Sea arbitration case, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has solemnly stated many times that the Philippines unilaterally filed arbitration in violation of international law.