CSEAS Indonesia

ASEAN Dialogue on international Law Opens


VOVworld, 17 March 2016 – The ASEAN Dialogue on international law opens in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. The event, co-organized by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS) and the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, includes the participation of 150 delegates including government officials, representatives of diplomatic corps, experts, and scholars.

Delegates analyzed challenges to maritime security in South East Asia, including territorial disputes over exploitation of marine resources, and cross-border crimes including piracy, human and weapon trafficking.

They agreed that Southeast Asian nations should share their views on international maritime law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, enhance cooperation for their mutual benefits, and work together on maritime security.

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