16 June 2017
On 16–17 June 2017, CIL Head of Ocean Law and Policy Programme Associate Professor Robert C Beckman and CIL Research Associate Hadyu Ikrami participated in the Asia-Pacific Ocean Law Institutions Alliance (APOLIA) Conference on ‘Maritime Law Enforcement: Asia-Pacific State Practice’ and the ‘South China Sea Workshop on South China Sea Arbitration and Incidental Maritime Issues’. The conference and workshop took place in Da Nang, Vietnam and were organised by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and The Development of International Law in Asia-Korea (DILA-Korea).
Assoc Prof Beckman delivered a presentation on ‘The South China Sea Arbitration and UNCLOS Obligations on the Marine Environment‘ and chaired one of the sessions titled ‘Special Session with Maritime Law Enforcement Officers’.
Hadyu Ikrami delivered a presentation with Leonardo Bernard, PhD Candidate with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia. The presentation was titled ‘Indonesia’s Maritime Law: National Enforcement and Regional Cooperation‘. The presentation focused not only on Indonesia’s national enforcement of its maritime law, but also Indonesia’s cooperation with ASEAN and ASEAN member states regarding four issues: maritime security and safety of navigation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore and the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas; destruction of coral reef in Raja Ampat, Indonesia; slavery in the fishing industry; and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.