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Jakarta Post

ITLOS to help settle sea border disputes

  • Dwi Atmanta

    The Jakarta Post

Hamburg   /   Wed, September 25, 2019   /  01:58 pm
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Maritime diplomacy: A model of a traditional pinisi boat is shown after its hand-over Tuesday by (from left) the president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Paik Jin-hyun, the deputy to the coordinating maritime affairs minister, Safri Burhanuddin, and Indonesian Ambassador to Germany Arif Havas Oegroseno. The model of the legendary South Sulawesi schooner is to decorate the ITLOS headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.(JP/Dwi Atmanta)

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is encouraging parties and non-parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), including Indonesia, to seek the independent judicial body’s mediation in settling their maritime boundary disputes. Paik Jin-hyun, the ITLOS president, said on Tuesday the nations had better come to the international body if they could not resolve their disputes through bipartite negotiations. “We can help settle disputes peacefully,” he said after receiving a replica of South Sulawesi’s traditional pinisi boat from Safri Burhanuddin, the Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister’s deputy for human resources, science and technology and maritime culture. The tribunal has jurisdiction over any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the convention and its decisions ar...