22 May 2023
Synergy and Collaboration between the Provincial Government of Central Java and IOJI for Strengthening Protection and Empowerment of Migrant Fishermen Crew, Small Fishermen, and Fishermen Laborers in Central Java

The MoU signing is aimed at enhancing the empowerment of migrant fishermen crew, small fishermen, fisherman laborers, female fishermen, and other marginalized communities whose livelihoods depend on the sea in Central Java. The signing took place after the commemoration ceremony of the 115th National Awakening Day themed “Spirit[…]

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5 May 2023
Chinese Fisheries Research Vessel Detected Operating in the North Natuna Sea

The Chinese fisheries research vessel named Nan Feng has been detected and is suspected to be conducting scientific marine research without permission in Indonesia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Nan Feng is a research vessel owned by the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS) from China. The vessel was[…]

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30 April 2023
Security Threat Analysis in Maritime Affairs – January-March 2023

Illegal fishing activities in the North Natuna Sea and marine pollution caused by the asphalt spill from the vessel MT AASHI off North Nias have been the two main issues discussed in an online maritime security discussion hosted by IOJI on Monday, April 17, 2023. Nearly four months[…]

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27 April 2023
Identifying Best Practices for the Protection of Migrant Fishermen in the Philippines

On April 19, 2023, IOJI representatives met with Philippine officials and labor organizations in Manila, the capital of the country. Together, they identified the best practices for protecting migrant fishermen in the Philippines. During this series of meetings, IOJI representatives had the opportunity to engage in discussions with[…]

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13 April 2023
Important Lessons from the Abandonment of Indonesian Migrant Fishers

It is time for fishermen’s unions, migrant communities, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to urge the Indonesian government and the international community to enforce conventions and laws that guarantee the protection of the rights of migrant fishing vessel (MFV) crew members. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest[…]

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16 March 2023
(Opinion) BBNJ: Why does it matter to Indonesia?

Author: Gabriella Gianova and Andreas Aditya Salim “The ship has reached the shore,” president of the conference, Rena Lee, announced at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United States, on March 5. This marked a historic consensus among parties to the Law of the Sea Convention[…]

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8 March 2023
Charting a path toward strong blue carbon governance

Author: Mas Achmad Santosa and Karenina Lasrindy Under Indonesia’s leadership, the Group of 20 meetings in Bali last year resulted in the adoption of the G20 Bali Leader’s Declaration. Article 15 of the declaration affirms the leaders’ commitment to “step up efforts” in halting and reversing biodiversity loss, including[…]

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29 December 2022
Climate Crisis and Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders and the Environment

The world commemorates 25 November as the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, continuing until 10 December which is Human Rights Day (HAM). For 16 days, an intensive international campaign was carried out to encourage efforts to eliminate violence against women throughout the world. It is[…]

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11 December 2022
Indonesia’s Chair in ASEAN 2023 and Support for the Blue Economy

ASEAN’s economic growth of 5.5 percent in 2022 makes this region the world’s fastest growing region. Holding the ASEAN Chair in 2023, Indonesia invites countries in one region to not only pursue inclusive growth, but also sustainable and equitable growth. Carrying the theme “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth”,[…]

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9 December 2022
Analysis of the New Criminal Code and Regulations in lieu of the Job Creation Law

The ratification of the RKUHP into law at the beginning of the month was preceded by a long journey. Towards the end of the year, on December 30 2022 to be precise, the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2 of 2022 concerning Job Creation has officially[…]

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