Legal Framework: Rationale for Maritime Jurisdictional Claims

  • Vivian Louis Forbes


When Indonesia proclaimed independence on 17 August 1945 and sovereignty was gained, the governing powers of the day realised the necessity to enact laws to govern the seas in accordance with the geographical configurations of an archipelagic state. Such laws were necessary instruments for the unity and national resiliency of a country with a territory that encompassed all the islands, islets and the seas in between.


Continental Shelf Base Point Coastal State Exclusive Economic Zone Baseline System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivian Louis Forbes
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  1. 1.Wuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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