Testing the Law

Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity.

Testing the Law, jointly produced by us and Indonesian NGO Telapak, highlights how a well-connected oil palm firm has been allowed to continue operating in Central Kalimantan in clear breach of the law for almost five years.

Evidence gathered shows that Government officials have been aware of the activities for years and, despite statements to the contrary, have failed to take action.