The Conception of Historic Shipwrecks Ownership in Accordance with International Law

Meike Rachmana
Journal article Indonesian Journal of International Law • 2015 Indonesia

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Technology development pushed forward an access to underwater cultural heritage. Diving toolsdevelopment makes an access to deeper part of sea accessible. This access not only used by researcherand archeology but also by treasure hunter and historical shipwrecks treasure seekers. These eventslead the interested party to explore the sea for valuable things. One of them is historic shipwreckswhich contain historical, archaeological or economic value. The significance of this historicshipwrecks leads to an issue about ownership. The ownership claims of historical shipwrecks tisstarting to become a global issue after the occurrence of jurisdiction clash among the Flag-statecountry, Finder, Coastal state, or state origin of the cargo. Therefore, it is important to understandthe issue further by exploring the conception on regulation of historic shipwrecks at Internationallevel through International convention, at national level through its regulation and practice in severalcountries and also the regulation and practice in Indonesia.




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