Sovereign immunity waiver ‘unheard of’

MANILA, Philippines --- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Monday reiterated that the "wholesale waiver of sovereign immunity" stipulated in the loan agreements that the Duterte administration recently entered into with China was "unheard of." Carpio, who has led the fight for the country's sovereign rights in waters within the Philippines' 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea, said the surrender of a state's sovereign immunity had dangerous aspects. He disputed the claims of Malacaang and the Department of Finance that such arrangement was "normal" in foreign borrowings between nations. Private entities He earlier warned that Chi...

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