Acta Law Journal 2024-06-12T00:00:00+07:00 Dr. Detania Sukarja, SH, LLM Open Journal Systems <p>Acta Law Journal (E-ISSN: 2964-2264) is a peer-reviewed journal published since 2022 by Magister Kenotariatan (Master of Notarial Law), Faculty of Law, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan. Acta Law Journal is published twice a year in June and December. Acta Law Journal publishes works that cover conceptual papers and research findings of legal academics and practitioners. Articles published in Acta Law Journal does not only focus on issues related to Notarial studies, but also general law studies. As a national journal, Acta Law Journal accepts contributions of writings nationally on topics related to various fields of law. In order to maintain the quality of articles to be published by Acta Law Journal, a number of law professors and legal experts have been appointed as editorial boards. Every article published is confirmed to have been through the review stage in accordance with the standards that apply to a scientific journal. The reviewers are selected from legal experts in accordance with their scientific fields.</p> Nickel Smelter Moratorium: Efforts to Establish Laws to Ensure Legal Certainty of Investment 2024-03-07T10:36:41+07:00 Firman Silalahi Kenny Jesica <p>The downstream effort is not solely an economic motive, but there are efforts to pursue the target of net zero emissions through the development of Electric Vehicles (EV). Therefore, in the future the transportation sector will shift to the EV ecosystem. Support for the EV ecosystem requires components such as batteries whose the raw materials come from nickel ore produced using hydrometrological methods. This research uses a normative legal research method (legal research) which combines secondary materials in the form of supporting data on the application of Law Number 3 of 2020 concerning Amendments to Law Number 4 of 2009 concerning Mineral and Coal Mining in Indonesia. In this research, the authors concludes that the increase in investment of nickel downstream projects has raised concerns about the amount of Indonesian nickel reserves, so the government should planning a moratorium on RKEF type smelters and switching to HPAL smelters. To ensure legal certainty, the government must form regulations aimed at complying with mechanisms and procedures that are in accordance with state administration and capital investment.</p> 2024-06-12T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Firman Silalahi, Kenny Jesica