World Rainforest Movement

Indonesia: Court victory against oil palm company

The state administrative High Court in Medan, has decided in favor of the organization WALHI, cancelling administrative decisions that led to the issuance of the license to the oil palm plantation PT Kalista Alam for an area of around 1,605 hectares in the Rawa Tripa peat swamp forest, Nagan Raya District, Aceh.

WALHI’s National Executive Director, Abetnego Tarigan added, “The decision of PTTUN Medan is a jurisprudence for the enforcement of environmental law and environmental conservation efforts in Indonesia, which has almost never taken side with the environment and the people.”

 

See: http://www.ejolt.org/2012/09/victory-in-lawsuit-appealon-rawa-tripa-a-jurisprudence-for- environmental-law-enforcement-in-indonesia/