Justice Antonio Carpio
Retired Justice Antonio T. Carpio will deliver the opening plenary address at the Aloha & Mabuhay Conference. He will speak on the importance of cultivating maritime domain awareness for the effective management of the security, safety, economy, and environment of the Philippines and Hawai’i.
Justice Carpio helped formulate the case that the Philippines brought against China at the International Court of Justice in 2013, which ruled mostly in the Philippines’ favor in 2016. He is a strong advocate for the use of international law as the best and peacefulmeans to protect and enforce one’s rights -- in the proper forum, and in a timely manner.