Arif Hidayatullah has research interests on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, International Law of The Sea, Maritime Security Policy, and International Law and Diplomacy. Currently he is undertaking a research at Flinders University School of Law regarding law enforcement against IUU fishing.
As part of his interest in maritime and criminal law issue, Arif joined the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Republic of Indonesia since 2005. Has background as Bachelor Degree of Laws (Criminal Law) and hold Fisheries Crime Investigator Training Certificate from the Indonesian National Police, he started his duty in the ministry as a staff in the Directorate of Offence Handling, Directorate General of Surveillance for Marine Resources and Fisheries.
Some of his role in his past job were to support the fisheries crime investigation, to prepare the materials of guidance for the MMAF’s fisheries crime investigator, as member of committee for the fisheries crime special court establishment and the recruitment and training of Judges and Prosecutors for the fisheries crime special court, and involved in the Indonesian fisheries laws and regulations drafting and discussion. He also had been appointed as Head of Subdivision of Public Relation in 2010-2012 and his last duty was as the Head of Subdivision of Laws in the Directorate General of Surveillance for Marine Resources and Fisheries in 2012-2015.
In GoLive Indonesia Research Day 2017, Arif will present his research regarding the Indonesian fisheries laws development as the Indonesia’s effort to combat IUU fishing in its water and to respond the ambiguity of Law of the Sea Convention’s provisions regarding law enforcement against IUU fishing.