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Leiden University contributes to the improvement of environmental regulation in Indonesia

The coming two years the Van Vollenhoven Institute (VVI, Leiden University) and ICEL (the Indonesian Center for Environmental Law) will collaborate to improve environmental regulation in Indonesia.

Within the project ‘Making Environmental Regulation Work for the People’, researchers of VVI and ICEL will examine the possibilities to improve the legal framework and will conduct empirical research at environmental offices in two regions to better understand what are the bottlenecks of environmental regulation in practice. Based on this research the officials as well as NGOs will be offered guidelines en will receive training on how polluting industries can be regulated more effectively and how the government can be stimulated to better fulfill its regulating task. The project follows recommendations made by Laure d’Hondt as a result of her socio-legal PhD-research at the Leiden Law School on environmental regulation and the position of environmental victims in Indonesia. The project is financed from the Rule of Law Fund of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta that is managed by the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO).      


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