Stopping The South China Sea Dispute

Stopping The South China Sea Dispute

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Sena Siregar started this petition to United Nations

 

 

Kevin, Sunan, Bita, Jevon, Mikail, Dita, Dinda, Mutia, Afif, Sena

Background
The South China Sea is one of the areas in the world where no borders have been fully agreed upon. This is because, The South China Sea has never been a big priority since there is not much value to it other than some fishing spots. However, now it has been discovered that there could be many oil and gas in the waters and is now considered really valuable. Knowing this, The Republic of China claimed a portion of the South China Sea, intruding other Southeast Asian Nations’, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, economic waters. Out of all those nations’ perhaps Philippines could be the most affected. Other Southeast Asian Nations’ with great powers are now also trying to claim ownership. This means that the conflict has a potential to escalate into being much more than just this and there are not many countries that could prevent this from escalating.

Hypothesis
We think territorial factor is the main problem that needs to be resolved for territorial dispute in south china sea case. this human rights conflict violates article 30 in UDHR. the offenders are China, Vietnam, etc. and the victims are the neighboring countries. so far the problem solving method that has been done is nonviolent observers. We think the progress done by the government that tried to mediate peace between the conflicting nations is not really adequate due to a number of countries refusing the proposed motion. so, to improve the situation we suggest an alternative solution which is, By using the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) law that was drawn from the UN. The law states that any body of water that is 370 km from the  shores of a country is rightfully theirs and may be used for economic purposes by the country. Which means the specific international law needed to be enforced is the law of the sea, which is an international agreement by which the government maintain order, productivity, and peaceful relations on the sea specifically Article 3: Right to Life, Liberty, and Personal Security. To accomplish this solution, we also suggest holding a conference between all parties involved to make the process of establishing this rule more efficient.

How You Can Help
To prevent the conflict of The South China Sea territorial dispute, people could help us on supporting our solution by signing our petition. Recapping our solution from above which is, by using the EEZ law that was drawn from the UN. The law states that any body of water that is 200 nautical miles (370 km) from the  shores of a country is rightfully theirs and may be used for economic purposes by the country. By signing this petition, we can urge the UN to enforce this law.

 

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