This foreword launches the five-part “Tensions in the South China Sea” series. The series, featuring esteemed writers, aims to provide greater understanding of this complex issue.
Andreas Aditya Salim, S.H., LL.M. (Cand.)
Andreas Aditya Salim, S.H., LL.M. (Cand.) is a lawyer specializing in ocean affairs. He served as a legal counsel to the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia in her capacity as the Commander of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Illegal Fishing. Andreas is also an alumnus of Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy and a fellow to the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. During his tenure, he advised and participated in policymaking and investigation of crimes in the fisheries sector at the national and international level. In early 2020, Andreas and several prominent Indonesian legal scholars established the Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative, the only one ocean-specialized think-tank in Indonesia. IOJI works closely with the government agencies in matters related to the ocean namely maritime security, human trafficking, protection of Indonesian migrant workers in foreign fishing vessels, and sustainable fisheries.