Subject: AN: Conference on Indonesian-Australian Maritime Border to be held in Bali

07/02/07 17:03

Conference on Indonesian-Australian Maritime Border to be held in Bali

Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) (ANTARA News) - An international conference on maritime border between Indonesia and Australia, will be organized in Nusa Dua, Bali, on October 25-27, 2007.

The meeting was earlier scheduled to be held in Kupang this month but it was postponed, Yetty Haning, secretary of the International Commission of Jurist for Timor Gap, Island Surrounding Timor Sea and The Pacific Rim (ICJ-TGAP), said on Monday in her e-mail sent from the Netherlands.

The International Commission, which has 15 members from various universities from a number of countries, including the University of Nusa Cendana (Undana) of Kupang, will organize the international conference to scientifically study the maritime border of Indonesia and Australia since the separation of East Timor from Indonesia in 1999, viewed from the international sea law, she said.

"We are going to study the issue scientifically without disadvantaging either one of the countries. We will try to find the best solution for both countries," Yetty said quoting President of ICT-TGAP Prof DR Jaume Saura-Estapa from the University of Barcelona, Spain.

The ICJ-TGAP members are Prof Dr Jaume Saura-Estapa (as the Commission`s President) from the University of Barcelona, Prof Dr Mia Patty-Noach from the University of Nusa Cendana (Kupang), Willem Wetan Songa from the University of Nusa Cendana (Kupang), Dr John Tubahelan from the University of Nusa Cendana, Dr Marnixon Willa from the University of Nusa Cendana, Yetty Haning of the Netherlands, Prof Dr Alex O Elferink from The Netherlands Institute on the Law of the Sea, Prof Dr PJ Slot from the University of Leiden (the Netherlands), Prof Dr Eduard Somers from the University of Gent (Belgium), Prof Dr Gayl S Westerman of New York, Chris Carleton from London, Dr Christopher Ward from Sydney, Ferdi Tanoni from the Timor Gap Task Force in West Timor Kupang, Dr Chandra Motik of the Indonesian National Maritime Council (Jakarta), and Prof Dr Dimyati Hartono from Jakarta.(*)


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