Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Law and Mining Law, ICTA II-MIL 2023, 21st October 2023, Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung, Indonesia

Research Article

Integration of ASEAN Way Principles in Negotiations for The ASEAN-China Code of Conduct for Creating Stability of The Southeast Asia Region

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2023.2343544,
        author={Rahmaddi  Rahmaddi and Andri  Yanto and Dwi  Haryadi},
        title={Integration of ASEAN Way Principles in Negotiations for The ASEAN-China Code of Conduct for Creating Stability of The Southeast Asia Region},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Law and Mining Law, ICTA II-MIL 2023, 21st October 2023, Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICTA II-MIL},
        year={2024},
        month={3},
        keywords={asean way code of conduct nine dash line south china sea},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2023.2343544}
    }
    
  • Rahmaddi Rahmaddi
    Andri Yanto
    Dwi Haryadi
    Year: 2024
    Integration of ASEAN Way Principles in Negotiations for The ASEAN-China Code of Conduct for Creating Stability of The Southeast Asia Region
    ICTA II-MIL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2023.2343544
Rahmaddi Rahmaddi1,*, Andri Yanto2, Dwi Haryadi1
  • 1: Master of Law, Bangka Belitung University
  • 2: Faculty of Law, Bangka Belitung University
*Contact email: rahmaddiofficial@gmail.com

Abstract

Since the early 21st century, ASEAN and China have been entangled in a conflict over the Nine Dash Line, claiming Southeast Asian territory in the South China Sea. Negotiations, culminating in the 2002 DoC agreement, aimed to peacefully address the conflict and discuss the CoC. This study uses a juridical-normative approach to determine the potentiality of the ASEAN Way principles integration strategy in resolving the conflict. This study finds ASEAN unity is seen as a key solution to strengthen the standing of Southeast Asian countries in countering China's dominance in the region. With the ASEAN Way. ASEAN, guided by the ASEAN Way, seeks peaceful resolution in South China Sea conflicts. The 1992 Declaration and 2022 ASEAN-China DoC lack clear sovereign boundaries. Unified ASEAN support in ongoing CoC discussions is crucial for resolution. China's NDL claim jeopardizes ASEAN's sovereignty, demanding collective efforts, especially during Indonesia's 2023 ASEAN chairmanship, for legal resolution and conflict prevention.