The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute Drawn Out: Quo Vadis?



Diva Indraswari(1*), Rudi Yudho Sartono(2)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(2) 
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 regulate matters and disputes on maritime boundaries and its sovereignty. Although it is integrated with a compulsory dispute settlement mechanism, UNCLOS 1982 faces difficulties in resolving the disputes between Japan, China and Taiwan over Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Not only is itsubject to legal matters, the disputes is also ripewith economical issues and strong nationalistsentiments, drawing out the problem since 1372 until the present day. This article will discuss the dispute with regards to its history and the possibility of the peaceful dispute settlement which could provide a winwin solution for the disputing parties in particular, and for the international society in general.

Keywords


Overlapping claims, East China Sea dispute, joint-agreement.

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