CONFORMING PEACEFUL STRATEGY TO SETTLE NATUNA ISLANDS TERRITORIAL DISPUTES: INSTITUTIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVES
The Natuna Island’s boundaries have been listed according to UNCLOS 1982. However, some countries use their own justification to violate another state’s territories which lead to potential territorial disputes. This study elaborates on pursuing a peaceful strategy in accordance with Indonesia’s fundamental values to defend Natuna Island’s sovereign territory. Indonesia’s government said not to turn over the Natuna Island within the conflict on nine dash line in the South China Sea according to China’s claim. This study uses literature methods to elaborate the background of Natuna Islands territorial disputes by Indonesia’s responses and China’s claims, and the conclusion will discuss the peaceful strategy by concerning on international laws approaches and pursuing the roles of institutions for the settlement.