APCEL - Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law

Visiting Fellow

Laely Nurhidayah
Visiting Fellow
Visiting Period: 1 Oct 2018 – 31 Oct 2018


Laely Nurhidayah is a researcher at the Research Center for Society and Culture Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2KK-LIPI) Jakarta Indonesia. She leads the environment law and natural resources (marine and forest) research portfolios in her research centre. She was awarded her PhD in Law from the Macquarie University, Australia in 2015. Her PhD thesis was entitled “Transboundary Haze Pollution in the ASEAN Region: An Assessment on the Adequacy of the Legal and Policy Framework in Indonesia”. In addition, she has obtained her Master of Laws (Advanced) from TC Beirne School of Law, the University of Queensland Australia and received a Bachelor of Law from Jenderal Soedirman University in Indonesia. She is widely published in books, journals and working papers and has attended and presented papers in various international conferences. Prior to her position as an APCEL NUS visiting fellow 2018, she has received several research grants and fellowships. These include: INGSA Research associate Grantee in 2018; the Endeavour Research Fellow in 2017 with the project entitled “Coastal and Adaptation Laws and Policies in addressing Sea Level Rise (SLR) in Indonesia: In search for climate Justice,” hosted by Australia National Center for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) the University of Wollongong; the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship 2016 with the project entitled “Marine Biodiversity Laws in Indonesia and Australia: A comparative Study” hosted by ANCORS the University of Wollongong.

Research Interests

» International environmental law
» Marine and coastal governance and forest governance in Indonesia
» Climate change adaptation



The Forest and its Biodiversity: Assessing Challenges and Prospects in the Implementation of Biodiversity Laws in Indonesia. APCEL Seminar, 12 October 2018. See PowerPoint slides here.