3月 122011
 

I have a opportunity to give a lecture on Indonesian law and disaster recovery at the Central Readiness Force (CRF). CRF is a unit of the Self Defence Force of Japan that is in charge of UN Peace Keeping Operation (PKO) and international emergency relief activity.

Through discussion with a legal officer of CRF, I realized that the International emergency relief activities had far less clear international law status than PKO.  They have to be careful about private law issues that might occur during their activity. Thus, it is very important for them to know legal system in countries where they possibly operate.

PPT file (in Japanese, PDF) for this lecture is here: 20110308_lecture_at_crf

3月 022011
 

Visited site:

Situ Gintung Dam (Tanggerang district, suburban of Jakarta)

3 years ago, this dam clashed and caused serious flood and land slide. More than 100 died in this accident. Even though heavy rain was natural hazard, but this hazard became disaster by two social reason.

First, ill-maintenance of dam. This dam was built by Dutch colonial government before the WWII. Its quite old! Recent years, residents around the dam reported to the authority about the clack on dyke as well as water gate. Then, government authorized budget amount to 1.5 billion Rupiah for maintenance, but finally the dam was not repaired. The budge became running road around dam because the dam was sightseeing spot. The construction of this running road make the dam safety condition worse.

Second, many people (usually poor to lower middle class) built their houses on river bank illegally. Since the collapse of Soeharto regime, land administration does not work accordingly. Many people start building their house on the bank since late 1990s. Land authority knows this illegal situation but let them go, and local government, surprisingly, issued the certification of land tax payment for those illegal building. Thus, formal institution did nothing to prevent such high risk situation according to valid regulations.

(continued to research in Padang)

10月 262010
 

Erupsi Gunung Merapi tinggal menunggu waktu dan diperkirakan erupsi itu bersifat eksplosif setelah statusnya naik menjadi Awas sejak Senin (25/10) pukul 06.00 (Kompus, 26 Oktober 2010)

「10月21日月曜日午前6時以降、危険度は「警戒」レベルになり、ムラピ山の噴火は時間の問題、噴火は爆発的なものになると予測されている」(コンパス紙)

この間まで滞在していたジョグジャカルタのシンボルであるムラピ山の活動が活発になってきている。確かに、向こうにいるときも噴煙をたくさん上げていた。夜になると赤い炎もみえる、インドネシア語でそのまま「燃える」merapi山と言うだけある。

ジョグジャカルタ市外に直接の影響は少ないと思うけど、食事をごちそうになった親戚の家の辺りでは川があまり深い谷を形成していないので、土石流などの危険があるかもしれない。

西スマトラでは津波により死者が出ている。

6月 012010
 

マレーシア・クアラルンプールでAsian Law Instituteの第7回研究総会があり、出席・報告してきました。日本では数えるほどしかいないアジア法研究者ですが、世界からかき集めれば250人以上が出席しました。

私の報告は、2006年に中部ジャワをおそった大地震後の復興事業の法的枠組みに関するものです。

提出したペーパーをアップしておきます。ドラフトなので印刷・コピーできないようにしています。申し訳ありません。

asli_7th_conference_paper