Subject: Tempo: International Maritime Commission for Timor Gap

International Maritime Commission for Timor Gap Thursday, 21 December, 2006 | 17:17 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Kupang: International Maritime Experts have declared an International Commission of Jurists for the Timor Gap and Timor Sea/ Pacific Rim islands (ICJ-TGAP).

The declaration of this NGO was made in The Hague, Holland, on Monday (12/18).

The ICJ-TGAP has 15 members from various countries and backgrounds with experts in international relations, international law, international sea law, maritime borders and human rights.

Ferdi Tanoni, Director of Foundation of West Timor Care said in a press release received today (12/21) that the international commission was set up to conduct scientific studies for drawing up the borders between Indonesia, Australia and Timor Leste, based on international principles.

"The organization will also guide policy makers of the three countries toward sustainable solutions as regards indistinct maritime borders. In addition, it is expected that ICJ-TGAP will be able to defend Indonesians' rights and interests especially traditional fishermen's rights," said Tanoni.

Jems De Fortuna

------------------------------------------ Joyo Indonesia News Service

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