Humas(02/10) | ILSA Chapter FH UNAIR this year has held the first and only annual international dispute negotiation competition in Indonesia, namely INTENTION. In this fourth year, there were 16 teams from 11 universities throughout Indonesia and also Malaysia that competed to win the honorary Trophy of Dr. (H.C.) Triyono Wibowo, opportunity to intern in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and total prize of 10 million rupiahs.
Not only improving English proficiency, each team is challenged to represent the disputing parties and formulate fresh resolutions in negotiating the latest 9 international cases. This year’s competition also involved competent judges in their fields, who came from the Australian Consulate General in Surabaya, the Kingdom of Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Lawyers, Legal Practitioners and Academics in the fields of law, politics, and economics.
After going through 4 Preliminary Rounds and Quarter-Final Rounds, 4 best teams were selected consisting of 1 team from Gadjah Mada University, 1 team from Airlangga University, and 2 teams from Brawijaya University. Having competed in the Semi-Final Rounds, 2 teams from Brawijaya University must be complacent and prepared to fight for the 2nd Runner Up title by negotiating the Re-Export Illegal Plastic Waste case (Indonesia – Australia). On the other hand, Gadjah Mada University and Airlangga University proceeded to compete to be The Champion by negotiating the Japan-Korea Trade War dispute.
“Starting from the Preliminary Rounds until the Final Round especially, I am impressed with many qualified and potential teams that prepare the best strategy in every dispute,” explained Ms. Martje Bekius from the Kingdom of Netherlands Embassy in Indonesia, who was the judge on the Preliminary Rounds until the Final Round of INTENTION.
At the Closing and Awarding Ceremony, the awaited moment came. This year’s Spirit of INTENTION title was given for the team that shows the best spirit, that was Mulawarman University from Pontianak. Then the Best Negotiator Award presented by the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy, that was for the participant with the best individual abilities, went to Fikri Abirawa, a delegate from Gadjah Mada University. Finally, the most anticipated with feelings of excitement, the title of The Champion of 4th INTENTION presented by Dr. (H.C.) Triyono Wibowo this year was awarded to the Gadjah Mada University team, while the Airlangga University team received the 1st Runner Up title.
A diplomat from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who was also a judge, Shanti Utami Retnaningsih motivated, “Negotiation competition such as INTENTION must always be held to develop students’ negotiation skills, especially considering negotiation as an important mechanism in law and international relations.” Dr. Iman Prihandono as the Head of International Law Department of FH UNAIR also stated the same, “INTENTION must continue, because it gives the experience to feel the real atmosphere of negotiation – something that could not be found in classrooms.”
Penulis : Yosua Putra Iskandar
Website : intentionilsa2019.carrd.co