5 July 2023
Building an Indonesian Maritime Security System to Oversee Indonesia’s Long Term Development Plans 2025 – 2045

Jakarta, 5 July 2023 - The stability of the nation requires a strong security system in all facets, including at sea. Economic, political and technological changes have a very large influence on the dynamics of maritime security. Furthermore, various maritime security challenges today are no longer limited to[...]

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20 March 2023
Stories of Environmental Crime Investigation Journalists in Indonesia’s Maritime and Coastal Areas

Six journalists are hailed as champions of investigative reporting on environmental crimes. Operating in the “gray zone,” one of them had to go undercover to obtain accurate data and evidence. On the island of Batuwingkung, Sangihe, North Sulawesi, Ronny Adolf Buol embarked on an investigation into illegal shark[…]

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7 March 2023
IOJI and Stanford University Collaboration to End Slavery at Sea

After collaborating for almost three years, the two IOJI co-founders finally met fellow researchers at Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice and Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS). Collaboration is expected to eradicate modern slavery in the middle of the sea. “Indonesian seafaring and fishing migrant[…]

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31 January 2023
Seminar “Strengthening Blue Carbon Ecosystem Governance”

The restoration of blue carbon ecosystems is not just about ecological function recovery. The government must ensure that communities participate and benefit from restoration practices. “Mangroves are just as important as seaweed, shrimp, crabs, and milkfish,” Subhan began his presentation at the “Strengthening Blue Carbon Ecosystem Governance” seminar.[…]

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31 January 2023
Strengthening Blue Carbon Ecosystem Governance Needs Integrated Policies

Indonesia has lost 50 percent of its mangroves in the last three decades. The absence of integrated policies makes it difficult to protect mangrove forests, one of the blue carbon ecosystems that support the lives of coastal communities. On the 2nd Day of the Seminar, Ir. Hartono, Head[…]

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30 January 2023
Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya and Maritime & Fisheries Affairs Minister Trenggono: Latest IOJI Study In Line with Policy, Government Mitigation and Adaptation Targets

The Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar stated that the latest IOJI study was relevant to the development of the FOLU Net Sink 2030 agenda. The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono agreed, saying the IOJI study was in line with the Blue[…]

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7 December 2022
Maritime Human Rights Law Conference in Wilton Park

The Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of IOJI were speakers and active participants in the Conference on Human Rights at Sea December 5-7 2022 organized by Wilton Park. Wilton Park is an executive arm of the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office which provides a[…]

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16 November 2022
Ecological Fiscal Transfer: Calculation of Blue Carbon Still Minimal

Ecological Fiscal Transfer (EFT) III national conference in Yogyakarta discussed the opportunities and challenges of the Carbon Economic Value (NEK) policy. IOJI specifically examines the calculation of the value of mangroves and seagrass beds which are much debated in various blue carbon discussions. “Lost-and-found,” said the Director of[…]

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8 October 2022
International Environmental Law Conference: Need Transformative Laws to Better Protect the Earth

More than 400 legal experts from around the world gathered in Oslo, Norway in October 2022. They discussed transformative legal tools to address global environmental challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution. 2022 is “a very important year for international environmental law and governance,” said[…]

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30 September 2022
INLU 2022: IOJI Panel Discussion on Justice and Law of the Marine Environment

IOJI became one of the partners of The Indonesia-Netherlands Legal Update (INLU) 2022 which took place in a hybrid manner on September 19-29 2022. IOJI’s role was to organize a panel discussion discussing issues of climate change, maritime security and human rights violations at sea at the Yustinus[…]

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