E3S Web Conf.
Volume 125, 2019The 4th International Conference on Energy, Environment, Epidemiology and Information System (ICENIS 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Environmental Policy, Planning, and Education|
|Published online||28 October 2019|
Policy formalization of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) post-ratification of Minamata Convention for Sustainability (case study of ASGM Gorontalo)
1 Faculty of Law, State University of Gorontalo, Gorontalo - Indonesia.
2 PhD Student, Faculty of Law, Islamic University of Indonesia, Jogjakarta - Indonesia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Indonesia ratified the Minamata Convention in Kumamoto Japan through Law No. 11 of 2017 concerning the Minamata agreement. This ratification is intended to provide protection for the environment from the use of mercury-based materials. Previous studies showed that the use of mercury in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) had a significant negative impact on health and the environment. The problem is whether the problems that need to be done in the application of the above regulations and maintaining environmental sustainability? The research method was carried out through related discussions and discussions with 25 relevant stakeholders, from miners, and local community, which was selected purposively. The research result was analysed qualitatively. This type of research is a combination of normative juridical and empirical juridical. For normative juridical law materials are used regarding relevant laws and regulations and cases. Data analysis was carried out descriptively. The result of the study indicate that The Minamata Convention has not been implemented as expected. The research recommended the need for policies to formalize ASGM in Gorontalo as a solution to facilitate access to mercury use. The need to educate miners about the dangers of using mercury, need alternative solutions to technology interventions for miners.
Key words: ASGM / Minamata Convention / Policy / Sustainable
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