UNAIR NEWS – Department of International Law Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) held a visiting lecture. “Arbitral Tribunal Verdict on South China Sea Dispute in UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) 1982 Perspective”. It was held on Tuesday, September 27 in Boedi Soesetjo Hall, FH UNAIR.
The speaker was Dr. iur. Damos Dumoli Agusman, SH., MA., Secretary of General Directorate of International Law And Agreements of Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Damos, started his lecture by explaining the dispute of South China Sea happened in 2012. Then he elaborated points on the Philippines’ claims to China through Arbitral Tribunal UNCLOS Under Annex VII in 2013, also the verdict of the Arbitral Tribune.
Damos explained that, the tribunal verdict was not constraining but it was binding. It means that both parties have to agree on them despite the less beneficial ones. “So, they must agree on the decisions. They had to accept them,” said Damos.
Talking about Indonesian maritime, there is no more dispute on maritime border. Our boundary has been acknowledged. “It is like being already ijab Kabul,” Damos added.
The lecture was attended by students taking Marine Law, International Dispute Settlement and International Law. It ran in a relaxed way but also serious so the students were quite enthusiastic. There were a lot of students asking questions. (*)
Author : Pradita Desyanti
Editor: Defrina Sukma S