Fishermen tidy up their nets at Hagu Teungah beach, in Lhokseumawe. For

Sovereignty, Security and Prosperity: Indonesia and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan

The passage of UNCLOS (1982) was a diplomatic and existential success story for Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic state. However, new challenges in maritime law have arisen in the 40 years since the Convention’s passage and action must be taken to ensure its continued relevance to Indonesia and the world.