Jakarta Air Pollution Lawsuit First Trial Held Today

A view of huge flow of vehicles crossing the M.H Thamrin road in Central Jakarta, Monday (29/07/2019). Based on the data from provider site of daily online pollution maps of major cities in the world AirVisual, Jakarta is in the first place of the world’s most polluted city on Monday (29/7) morning with air quality reaching 183 or in the unhealthy category. (KOMPAS.com/GARRY LOTULUNG)


JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The first trial of Jakarta Air Pollution Lawsuit with the defendants from the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta to the President of the Republic of Indonesia will be held on Thursday (1/8/2019) today.

The lawsuit was filed by the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), Greenpeace Indonesia, and Friends of the Earth Indonesia (Walhi).

Today’s first trial is scheduled for lawsuit readings.

“Yes, lawsuit readings for today,” said LBH Jakarta public attorney Ayu Ezra when confirmed, Thursday morning.

Ayu hopes that the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s lawyers can attend the first trial.

Her party also invited the public to oversee the trial of this air pollution lawsuit for better air quality.

“Our effort is so that people get their rights to a good and healthy environment,” she said.

Previously, a number of these institutions sued the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta to the President because of Jakarta’s poor air quality.

They filed a citizen lawsuit (CLS) to a number of government institutions through the Central Jakarta District Court with case register number: 374/PDT.G/LH/2019/PN.JKT.PST.

“There are seven defendants. They are the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the Minister of Environment and Forestry, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Governor of DKI Jakarta, as well as the co-defendants of the Governor of West Java, and the Governor of Banten,” Ayu said.


Source: https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2019/08/01/08345391/sidang-perdana-gugatan-polusi-udara-jakarta-digelar-hari-ini