Here are pictures of my activity teaching the Lapindo’s mudflow victims about basic education of law at Porong, Sidoarjo on February-March 2008. The purpose of the activity was to educate and to enlighten the victims about their rights which was not given and protected both by Lapindo (as the cause of the mudflow) and by the government (as the protector and the public servant of the people), and to teach them about how to struggle these rights.This activity was my idea and supported by the Faculty of Law Airlangga University. It was held regularly every Sunday in two months ( February-March 2008 ) with my self as the coordinator. It also involved some of my colleagues as lecturer at Faculty of Law Airlangga University and some students to participate in it.
Until now, there is no further development about the mudflow case. Legally, on private case, Lapindo is not guilty based on the verdict both of the Central Jakarta Court or the South Jakarta Court. On criminal case, the case is still stuck because the prosecutor always reject the Police’s investigation result. This jamming makes the protection of the victim’s right to be more uncertain.
The description above shows that the mudflow case, especially for the victim, has not been resolved yet. The resolution for the victim’s rights is still far away, and we don’t know how it would be then. But it is obvious that the victims need help from all of us!