Maritime Boundary Disputes between Indonesia and Malaysia in the Area of Ambalat Block: Some Optional Scenarios for Peaceful Settlement

Author:Ida B. R. Supancana
Pages:195-196
SUMMARY

Maritime boundary issues have become a constraint in the relations between Indonesia and its neighboring countries, including Malaysia. One of the pending issues regarding the overlapping maritime boundary which is not yet to be resolved is the Ambalat area. The primary purpose of this research is to suggest possible senarios to resolve the maritime delimitation dispute between Indonesia and... (see full summary)

 
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Indonesia 195
VIII JEAIL 1 (2015)
Ida B. R. Supancana
Maritime boundary issues have become a constraint in the relations between
Indonesia and its neighboring countries, including Malaysia. One of the pending
issues regarding the overlapping maritime boundary which is not yet to be resolved is
the Ambalat area. The primary purpose of this research is to suggest possible senarioa
to resolve the maritime delimitation dispute between Indonesia and Malaysia around
Ambalt peacefully under international law. This article is prepared to explore all
available ways for the peaceful settlement on Ambalat issue.The author will examine
the diplomatic channel, ASEAN Way dispute settlement mechanism, adjudication
process (litigation and arbitration), and dispute settlement under the UN Convention
on the Law of the Sea. He will also epropose other innovative approach, such like Joint
Development Zone. The result of such examination can be used as considerations for
the way forward.
Keywords
Ambalat, Peaceful Settlement, Maritime Boundary Disputes, Indonesia,
Malaysia, ASEAN Way, JDZ
Maritime Boundary
Disputes between
Indonesia and Malaysia in
the Area of Ambalat Block:
Some Optional Scenarios
for Peaceful Settlement
Professor of International Law at Atma Jaya University School of Law, Jakarta, Indonesia. LL.B. (Univ. of
Padjajaran), LL.M. (Indonesia). Ph.D. (Leiden). ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9810-4865. The author would
like to thank Maman Usman Rasidi (Center for Regulatory Research), Yoshua Saroinsong (Attorney at Law at MKK
Law Firm), Ida Ayu Tita Rahmawidiani (Padjajaran School of Law) for their kind and substantive assistance in
conducting researches on this subject, namely. He may be contacted at: supancana@yahoo.com / Address: Faculty of
Law, Atmajaya Catholic University, l. Jenderal Sudirman 51, Jakarta, 12930 Indonesia.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14330/jeail.2015.8.1.09

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