Expat strongly criticizes Justice Carpio for saying joint development of EEZ is against international law

A post slamming Justice Carpio for saying that joint development of EEZ with another country is against the international law has been making the rounds online.

In a Facebook post, expat Sass Rogando Sasot wrote stinging rebuke against senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for holding the position that joint development of EEZ (exclusive economic zone) with another country is prohibited by international law.

The post has been shared more than 100 times and elicited more than 300 likes as of this writing.

Check out the full text of the post below:

SABI NI JUSTICE CARPIO LABAG SA INTERNATIONAL LAW ANG JOINT DEVELOPMENT. TAMA O MALI?

Isang malaking MALI. Sabi ni Justice Carpio, dahil ang exclusive economic zone ay tinatawag na “exclusive” hindi pwedeng mag-joint development with another country. Labag daw yan sa international law. Nang narinig ko iyan, nabilaukan ako. It’s either niloloko niya ang taumbayan or wala siyang alam. At ang nakakalungkot, dahil kaakibat ng pangalan niya ang “Supreme Court Judge” maraming naniniwala sa kanya. Pero MALI siya, walang ganyan sa international law at wala pa pong nadedemandang bansa dahil nakipag-joint development sya. At sino naman ang magdedemanda sa Pilipinas at nakipag-joint development sya??? Nakakaloka.

Ano ba ang totoo? Pwede ang joint development sa international law. Nasa bansa yan kung gugustuhin niya, yan ay kaakibat ng pagkakaroon ng sovereignty: ang karapatang mag decide kung anong gagawin mo. Kung mag-pursue siya ng joint development with another country go. Pero hindi sya mapipilit kung ayaw niya.

To stress her point, Ms. Sasot list down a couple of agreements between countries that resulted in joint developments of EEZ’s.

Sa katunayan, there’s a long international practice ng joint development hindi lang sa EEZ. Halimbawa:

– Saudi Arabia-Bahrain, 1958
– Saudi Arabia-Kuwait, 1965
– Qatar-Abu Dhabi, 1969
– Iran-Sharjah, 1971
– Japan-South Korea Agreement, 1974
– Sudan-Saudi Arabia, 1974
– Thailand-Malaysia, 1979/1990
– Tunisia-Libya, 1988
– Timor Gap Treaty (Australia-Indonesia), 1989
– Guinea-Bissau-Senegal, 1993/1995
– Argentina-U.K. Joint Declaration, 1995
– Timor Sea Treaty (Australia-East Timor), 2001
– Nigeria-São Tomé e Príncipe, 2001

(NB: Yang Iran-Sharjah at yang Saudi Arabia-Bahrain magandang gawing template ng Pilipinas-China kung magkasundo silang mag joint development).

So saan nakuha ni Justice Carpio na bawal sa international law ang joint development? Nakakaloka lang ha. Well, kung naniniwala ka sa kanya, bakit hindi mo idemanda LAHAT ng bansang nakipag-joint developmentt?

Meanwhile, video footage of Justice Carpio regarding the joint development of EEZ wherein the former never made the claim that joint development of EEZ is prohibited by international law. However, he said that Philippine Constitution prohibits the government from entering an agreement with another country to jointly develop EEZ.

Video courtesy of ANC.

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Source: Sass Rogando Sasot

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