Legal issues at the International level contain more complexity and complexity than conflicts in a particular jurisdiction. This is because International legal problems can involve several countries at once and the settlement mechanism requires a lot of effort. As in the case that the author will discuss in this paper, it is related to the South China Sea dispute proposed by the Philippines as one of the countries that feel they have rights to the South China Sea. The Philippines brings the South China Sea dispute case with China to the realm of International Arbitration. The Philippines postulates that China's building of the artificial islands has caused severe damage to the coral reef environment. Further analysis of this case will be discussed in more detail in the sections below.