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100 Judges and Clerks Join Peatlands Fires Training

100 Judges and Clerks Join Peatlands Fires Training

Pekanbaru – 100 judges, clerks, and assistant clerks joined Peatlands Fires Training and Implementation of Guidance to Number Cases about Environment. This event was held in Pekanbaru, on 17th- 18th December 2015.

Participants came from Supreme Court and Administrative Court Pekanbaru, Jambi, and Palembang, and also from District Court from all over Riau Province. This event is held by National Environment Working Group (POKJA LHN) Supreme Court in collaboration with Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry supported also by REDD+ Partnership Program.

“Guidance to number environmental cases will help court administration process becomes more effective at collecting data about environmental cases and it will be very beneficial for society at large,” said Roki Panjaitan that represent the chief of POKJA LHN in his opening remarks.

All these time, Supreme Court has yet to have such guidance. Because of that, this guidance will help easier access to environmental cases throughout Indonesia. This is important also to standardize the format of decision around the country for both district court and administrative court.

This two days event brought a lot of speakers. One of them is Wiwiek Awiwati, a lecturer at Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia who spoke about Environmental Law in the case of peatland and forest fires. The director of conflict resolution from Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Jasmin Ragil Utomo talked about “How to uphold the law in land and forest fires cases”.

There’s also Haris Gunawan, a lecturer from University of Riau that talked about Typology and Characteristic of Peatland in Indonesia. Prof. Bambang Hero from Faculty of Forestry from Bogor Agriculture Institute gave a material about learning through precedent from environmental cases.

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