Court moves on with Jakarta air pollution lawsuit

first_imgThe Central Jakarta District Court has issued on Tuesday an interlocutory decision that it has jurisdiction to preside over the air pollution lawsuit filed by citizens against the government.The next step is for parties to prove their allegations about severe air pollution in the capital and that the defendants have been negligent in their duties to provide clean air for residents. Previously, some of the defendants, namely the president of the Republic of Indonesia, the home affairs minister and the Jakarta governor, filed an exception requiring the court to delegate the case to the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN), as Supreme Court Regulation (Perma) No. 2/2019 required any lawsuit on unlawful acts against the government to be handled at the PTUN.However, the panel of judges agreed to continue the case at the district court. “Unlawful acts in the citizen lawsuit mechanism refers to legal actions pertaining to the public interest. Meanwhile, unlawful acts in Perma No. 2/2019 rerfers to individual interest,” Judge Saifudin Zuhri said as quoted in a written statement made by the Coalition for the Clean Air Initiative, the plaintiff.Read also: Activists lambaste sluggish progress in air pollution lawsuit The group appreciated the court’s decision. “This is the right and wise decision given that our lawsuit doesn’t meet the criteria of a case to be resolved at the PTUN, that is concrete, individual and final,” coalition member Ayu Eza Tiara of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) said.The group lambasted the fact that the case had been going on for one year since it was filed on July 4, 2019, yet the defendants had not taken steps to solve the pollution problem.“Data show that Jakarta’s air quality continued to deteriorate throughout 2019 based on the number of PM 2.5 pollutant particles in the air. Even after the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and work-from-home appeal, the air quality in April was still not in “good” territory according to Greenpeace Indonesia,” the group wrote.The coalition has demanded that the panel of judges consider the health of residents in examining the case.Read also: Waste-based power plants worsen air pollution, global warming: EnvironmentalistsThey also urged the defendants to immediately improve Jakarta’s air quality without waiting for the court’s ruling, as the obligation of state administrators to guarantee the availability of clean air was mandated by the Constitution.“And to Jakartans, let’s not cease to be critical and demand our rights to clean and healthy air, as it is part of the right to a good and healthy environment,” said the coalition.Topics :last_img read more

Emiliano Martinez or Bernd Leno? Kevin Campbell picks who should be Arsenal’s No.1 for the upcoming Premier League season

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Emiliano Martinez or Bernd Leno? Kevin Campbell picks who should be Arsenal’s No.1 for the upcoming Premier League season Arsenal v Liverpool Mikel Arteta post match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:43FullscreenArsenal v Liverpool Mikel Arteta post match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-liverpool-mikel-arteta-post-match-press-conference-2239392/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.When asked who should start in goal for the upcoming campaign, Campbell told Stadium Astro: ‘What I’ve seen from Martinez, I would go with Martinez, because I think he makes that defence a lot more settled.‘They don’t panic when he’s behind them. I’ve seen them panic when Leno’s there.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘This is a potential banana skin for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta,’ Campbell added. ‘Martinez obviously has been at the club a long time, never really got his chance.‘Leno they brought him in, paid big money to Leverkusen, he’s come in and done fantastic.‘But at the end of last season when Martinez came in, he looked the part he performed. He’s now won two bits of silverware, Leno’s won no silverware. ‘He’s made some key decisions, his handling is very good, he comes out and makes people feel comfortable from crosses.’MORE: Kevin Campbell explains why Arsenal should keep Ainsley Maitland-NilesMORE: Amadou Diawara’s agent confirms Arsenal ‘like’ Roma midfielder amid Lucas Torreira swap deal speculationFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Arteta has a tough decision to make (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal hero Kevin Campbell backs Emiliano Martinez to hold onto his starting berth ahead of Bernd Leno when the Premier League resumes next month.Martinez has been at the Emirates for almost 10 years, struggling for game time at the north London club getting shipped out on six loan spells.That all changed when Leno got injured in the defeat to Brighton in June and his deputy was forced to step up into the limelight.The 27-year-old enjoyed an excellent run of form all the way through until the end of the campaign and helped fire the club to their record 14th FA Cup win.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNow, Mikel Arteta has one of the toughest choices of his managerial career to make in picking between the now fit Leno and in-form Martinez.Martinez got the nod in the Community Shield win over Liverpool on Saturday, but it remains to be seen who will be between the sticks for the Gunners’ Premier League opener against Fulham on September 12. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 30 Aug 2020 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link23Shares Advertisementlast_img read more