Book Launch: Environmental Law Enforcement Through Civil Accountability
Environment issue in Indonesia is one of the most interesting issues because of its tie-ins with legal, cultural, political and economic issues. Environmental law in Indonesia also has been growing rapidly along with the time and knowledge development. In Indonesia, environmental protection is carried out, among others through law enforcement, which consists of administrative law enforcement, civil law enforcement, and criminal law enforcement. Today, civil environmental law enforcement has been widely used, especially in cases of forest fires.
Starting from one chapter of an Indonesian Environmental Law book that is being prepared by environmental law lecturers at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, Dr. Andri G. Wibisana, S.H., LL.M. authored “Environmental Law Enforcement through Civil Accountability” book.
Seminar and book launch on “Environmental Law Enforcement through Civil Accountability” was organized by Research and Publication Unit in cooperation with the Field of Study State Administrative Law on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Boedi Harsono Room, Faculty of Law, UI Depok Campus.
In this seminar, notable speakers in environmental law were invited, they are Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.S. as the Keynote speaker, Dr. Harsanto Nursadi, S.H., MSI (Lecturer of Environmental Law in FHUI) as Speaker, Dr. Mas Achmad Santosa, S.H., LL.M. (Lecturer of Environmental Law in FHUI and Founder of Indonesian Center for Environmental Law or ICEL) as Speaker and Henri Subagiyo, S.H., M.H. (Executive Director of ICEL) served as Moderator.
In front of the audience consisting of Professors, lecturers, and students, Dean of FHUI Prof. Melda Kamil Ariadno, S.H, LL. M., Ph. D. explained that FHUI was not an “ivory tower” that is active in its internal activities without being concerned about the surrounding environment. She continued that FHUI was a “water tower” that pours water, where knowledge is streamed to society.
“We are not an ivory tower, but water tower that writes, concerns the problems that exist in our society and provide solutions and recommendations to stakeholders,” said Prof. Melda Kamil Ariadno, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D.
In this book launch, Dr. Andri G. Wibisana, S.H., LL.M. explained that the book was written on the basis of, first, some earlier research and articles of his undergraduate thesis in 1997. Several chapters of the thesis became the basis of the discussion on strict liability in the Netherlands and some characteristics of strict liability. Second, the material of the book was also based on post-doctoral research that was undertaken between 2008-2010 funded by Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). Third, research funded by BOPTN-Dikti in 2013. Fourth, various articles written for lecture materials at FHUI as well as various training organized by Supreme Court, ICEL, and Walhi.