Why is it Important for Regulating Reclamation on Indonesian Artisanal Mining to Address Sustainability Development?

17 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2010 Last revised: 30 May 2014

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Granita R. Layungasri

University of Dundee - Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP)

Date Written: January 29, 2010

Abstract

Artisanal mining in Indonesia has been accused as one of the most disastrous cause of environmental destruction. The recently enacted Indonesian Mining Act No. 4 Year 2009 has provided some clauses that obliged the ASMs to follows some procedures on reclamation. Also, the draft of the relevant implementing regulation has specifically determined some articles regarding of that post-mining activities. Although the government had conducted some actions to discipline the artisanal mining long before 2009, some of these actions were not favorable for the miners’ sustainability itself. This paper shall upbring the problems caused and suffered by the ASM based on their account and their dillematic positions. Nevertheless, its importance to regulated reclamation on artisanal mining to support sustainability development on the artisanal mining itself. The implementing laws and its subordinate rulings on this issue has not yet being issued until the paper is submitted. Statutes approach and literature reviews are conducted as the methodology of the research.

Keywords: Artisanal mining, Indonesia, reclamation, sustainable development

JEL Classification: L72, N45, K32

Suggested Citation

Layungasri, Granita Ramadhani, Why is it Important for Regulating Reclamation on Indonesian Artisanal Mining to Address Sustainability Development? (January 29, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1589119 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1589119

Granita Ramadhani Layungasri (Contact Author)

University of Dundee - Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) ( email )

Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4HN
United Kingdom

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