A little-known provision in a sweeping deregulation package now before the Indonesian parliament could make it easier for plantation firms to preserve forests within the areas they hav
Land & Agrarian Conflicts
May 10, 2020
May 7, 2020
Barita News Lumbanbatu, adapted by Basten Gokkon, Deli Serdang, Indonesia – A forest in Indonesia's Sumatra Island is being cleared to build access roads for a state-funded dam project
April 28, 2020
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indigenous rights activists in Indonesia have condemned local authorities over the death in custody of a farmer accused of stealing palm fruit from a plan
Belseran Christ, Maluku – Four years ago, Ruth Lawalata did not expect to bid farewell to her activist husband Yohanes Yonatan Balubun for a final time.
April 22, 2020
April 12, 2020
Jakarta – The Banyuwangi municipal police say that a clash in the Pesanggaran sub-district of Banyuwangi, East Java, in late March was trigged by a protest by a group of people opposin
April 9, 2020
Jakarta – The Human Rights Defenders Coalition is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to immediately order Indonesian police chief (Kapolri) General Idham Azis to put an end to viole
Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has highlighted regulations in the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation which give the government the authority to evict people and a
April 5, 2020
Yulia Savitri, Lahat, South Sumatra – Years of conflict between residents of Pagar Batu village and oil palm plantation company PT Artha Prigel in Lahat regency, South Sumatra, reached
March 12, 2020
Nurdin Tubaka, Ambon, Indonesia – Activists in Indonesia have called on police to drop criminal charges against two indigenous men who took part in a confrontation against a company ac
March 9, 2020
February 26, 2020
Evi Mariani, Jakarta – A farmer pushing back against cement factories carrying out activities on the Kendeng Karst Mountains in Central Java has shown off his succulent chili to defy t
February 19, 2020
Arya Dipa, Bandung – Residents who were evicted from Taman Sari subdistrict in Bandung, West Java, have filed more than 100 complaints to the government's online public-service complai
January 7, 2020
Jakarta – The police have been cited as the principle actor in incidents of violence when land conflicts have broken out throughout 2019.
January 6, 2020
Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) has recorded that over the last five years conflicts involving mining have occurred on land covering some 925,748 hectares, involving at l
January 3, 2020
Rosniawanti Fikry Tahir, Jakarta – A student of the Halu Oleo Kendari University, Muhammad Iksan, fell victim to a machete attack by an unknown person on Thursday, January 2, after par
December 31, 2019
Asip A. Hasani, Blitar, East Java – A group of farmers in Blitar, East Java, have established a member-owned financial institution.
December 16, 2019
Andita Rahma (Antara), Jakarta – Indonesian National Police's public relations chief, Grand Commissioner Asep Adi Saputra says there are at least 25 police members from the Bandung's K
December 13, 2019
Arya Dipa, Bandung, West Java – Authorities in Bandung, West Java, forcefully evicted residents of Taman Sari subdistrict on Thursday, leading to a clash between security personnel and
November 24, 2019
Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan met on Friday with around 1,000 poor capital dwellers following controversial evictions in North Jakarta.
November 22, 2019
Made Argawa, Jakarta – The Balinese resistance movement against Benoa Bay Reclamation (ForBAli), publically reminded the new Maritime and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo to not interfe
November 19, 2019
Jakarta – The North Jakarta administration recently evicted illegal settlements on Jl.
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Subaidah (40) is one of the settlers in an area in Sunter, North Jakarta, that was evicted from her home.
November 12, 2019
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Journalist Safety Committee has said that the murders of Maratua Siregar and Maraden Sianipar in Labuhan Batu, North Sumatra, suspected to be related to pa
November 11, 2019
Stanley Widianto and Jessica Damiana, Jakarta – The murder of two Indonesian activists, allegedly ordered by a palm oil businessman, highlights the threats faced by environmentalists,