Legal Politics and Responsibilities of Indonesia's Government in Water Pollution Construction

H. Joni


Research on Legal Actions and Responsibilities of the Government of Indonesia in Overcoming Water Pollution, is a normative legal research, by examining various legal aspects relating to the research problem in question. From the research conducted, it provides an understanding that Indonesia is an archipelago whose seas cover two-thirds of its national territory, and has the second longest coastline in the world. Known as a maritime country, it has a huge responsibility to protect its waters from water pollution. For this reason, the regulation of existing environmental law must be integrated and comprehensive. In addition, it is also necessary to apply the principles of cross-national pollution law in legislation that are regulated integratively. However, the rule is only a rule if it is not accompanied by law enforcement. Law Enforcement in dealing with perpetrators of water pollution has a very important role, to cause deterrent effects (ultimum remedium). This needs to be done to bring about the authority of the law, which is expected to bring fundamental changes in people's attitudes to participate in every movement of national development. This meaning was offered by Mochtar Kusumaatmadja who adopted Roscoe Pound's thinking about "law as a tool of socialengering", namely law as a means of engineering society, which encouraged the creation of legislation and jurisprudence. For this reason, the application of appropriate sanctions for perpetrators of water pollution is civil sanctions in the form of compensation, which can later be used as a tool to rehabilitate the environment so that it can return to normal. Because the people who experience the greatest impact in water pollution are the people in the surrounding environment, so that if the environment is not restored, the community will suffer and the perpetrators will not experience the impact.

Keywords: Legal Action; Government Responsibilities; Water Pollution

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/87-09

Publication date:July 31st 2019

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