Head of Bapeten RI: Law Scholars play an Important Role in Nuclear Affairs

[unpad.ac.id, 03-13/2019] The Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Jazi Eko Istiyanto, said that the role of legal experts in nuclear energy is essential. This proves that the field of nuclear energy does not only consist of science experts.

Head of Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Jazi Eko Istiyanto, while giving a public lecture on “The Role of Law Scholars in Supervision of Nuclear Power Utilization” in front of Unpad Faculty of Law students at the Tommy Koh-Mochtar Kusumaatmadja Auditorium of the Faculty of Law Unpad campus, Jatinangor, Wednesday (13/3). (Photo: Tedi Yusup) *

This was conveyed by Prof. Jazi during a public lecture on “The Role of Law Scholars in Supervision of Nuclear Power Utilization” in front of Unpad Faculty of Law students. The public lecture was held at the Tommy Koh-Mochtar Kusumaatmadja Auditorium at the Unpad Faculty of Law campus, Jatinangor, Wednesday (13/3).

Prof. Jazi explained that the position of the Head of Bapeten is ideally filled by a legal practitioner. This is based on the fact that Bapeten is responsible for creating many regulations. These regulations will later be used to carry out inspections and become guidelines for nuclear permit holders.

Moreover, the nuclear regulatory standard must also refer to international standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). However, the implementation of these international standards needs to be integrated with local wisdom in Indonesia.

Prof. Jazi also encouraged Law students to be familiar with information and communication technology. Bapeten itself needs ICT support in socializing various legal regulations to potential nuclear permit holders.

“The challenge ahead is how to make the licensing system in Bapeten be IT-based. [So] permit applicants can read the rules directly on the web,” said Prof. Jazi.

In carrying out its activities, Bapeten needs legal support. This legal support is needed for nuclear law enforcement in Indonesia.

This public lecture was also attended by the Dean of the Unpad Faculty of Law, Prof. Dr. An An Chandrawulan, LL.M., and a number of lecturers from the Unpad Faculty of Law. On this occasion a cooperation agreement was signed by Prof. An An with the Chairman of the Center for Regulatory Assessment on the Science and Technology of Nuclear Installation and Material[S1]  of the Republic of Indonesia, Judi Pramono. *


 [S1]Original: Pusat Pengkajian Sistem Teknologi Pengawasan Instalasi dan Bahan Nuklir Bapeten

Reported by Arief Maulana | Translated by Shabrina M.