Cordially invite you to an Open Forum on
The Hague’s South China Sea Ruling:
Legal and Political Implications
Prof. Julian Ku
Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law
and the Faculty Director of International Programs,
Ambassador Arif Havas Oegroseno
Deputy Minister for Maritime Sovereignty,
Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs
Deputy Political Counselor for External Affairs,
U.S. Embassy Jakarta
Executive Director of The Habibie Center (THC)
Advisor to the U.S.-Indonesia Society (USINDO)
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm
The Habibie Center
Jl. Kemang Selatan No.98, Cilandak Timur,
South Jakarta, Jakarta 12560
On July, 2016, an International Tribunal of The Hague ruled against China’s Nine-Dash Line claim to the South China Sea; declaring that the claim violates the sovereign rights of the Philippines. China has since, openly rejected the ruling, and challenged the jurisdiction of the court within the case.
The ruling has received various responses from many countries. This centuries-long dispute over waters of the South China Sea has been fought by various member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Brunei Darussalam, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Indonesia’s response as a key country in Southeast Asia could affect response among other ASEAN countries. The non-claimant countries, including the United States, have also expressed a significant interest upon the region. Recently, the U.S.’ Secretary of State, John Kerry stated during a recent strategic and commercial dialogue in Washington D.C that the U.S. respects this “final and legally binding character.”
What is the legal and political impact of the ruling by the international tribunal to Indonesia and the U.S.? Where will Indonesia and the U.S. position themselves after the ruling statement? How will the issue affect the dynamic between countries in the region?
The U.S. – Indonesia Society (USINDO), in collaboration with The Habibie Center (THC) and the U.S. Embassy are delighted to host Prof. Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law and the Faculty Director of International Programs, Hofstra University; Ambassador Arif Havas Oegroseno, Maritime Sovereignty Deputy, Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs; and Aaron Jensen, Deputy Political Counselor for External Affairs, U.S. Embassy Jakarta in this Open Forum.