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Indigenous & Minority Rights

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August 6, 2020

Thomson Reuters Foundation - August 6, 2020

Harry Jacques, Jakarta – Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half – an area twice the size of Los Angeles – because of the co

July 23, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 23, 2020

Jakarta – Indigenous faith group Sunda Wiwitan has said local authorities have committed a human rights violation by closing off a tomb built by the group's followers in West Java.

July 16, 2020

Tempo - July 16, 2020

On July 9, 2020, 14 Indonesian indigenous and human rights organisations, and the Forest Peoples Programme, submitted a report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Rac

June 25, 2020

Thomson Reuters Foundation - June 25, 2020

Harry Jacques, Denpasar, Bali – Jangat Pico, a member of the Orang Rimba indigenous people who live on Indonesia's Sumatra island, was reluctant to say the name of the new coronavirus

June 16, 2020

Agence France-Presse - June 16, 2020

Agnes Anya, Trunyan, Indonesia – For centuries Bali's Trunyanese people have left their dead to decompose in the open, the bodies placed in bamboo cages until only the skeletons remain

April 19, 2020

Joint Press Release - April 19, 2020

A logging company, PT Wanagalang Utama, is felling timber on indigenous land from Aisnak, in the Far South East Aifat subdistrict, Maybrat Regency, to as far as South Moskona subdistri

April 2, 2020

The Conversation - April 2, 2020

Lies Wijayanti Rahayu Faida – Indonesia is home to the third-largest tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo.

April 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 1, 2020

Jon Afrizal and Markus Makur, Jambi and East Manggarai – Indigenous communities across Indonesia are scrambling with their own ways to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in their homeland

February 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 21, 2020

Belseran Christ, Maluku – The Eastern Seram Police have released four locals as of Thursday but continued to detain 22 others from Sabuai village, Siwalat district, Eastern Seram regen

February 4, 2020

South China Morning Post - February 4, 2020

Ade Mardiyati – One afternoon in May 1998, Eddy Tjondronimpuno Tambuang was at work when he heard that riots were erupting across Jakarta.

January 31, 2020

The Conversation - January 31, 2020

Truly Santika, Matthew Struebig and Sugeng Budiharta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration will continue giving permits for local communities and indigenous peoples to mana

December 10, 2019

Detik News - December 10, 2019

Jakarta – The Secretary General of the Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) Rukka Sombolinggi says that traditional communities are desperately waiting for the ratification

November 21, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 21, 2019

Jakarta – A Chinese-Indonesian student has submitted a judicial review to the Constitutional Court challenging an article of the Law on Yogyakarta's special status that bars Indonesian

November 17, 2019

Detik News - November 17, 2019

Yulida Medistiara, Jakarta – The Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) has criticised the government's plan for couples to take pre-marital lessons on family life and childre

September 30, 2019

South China Morning Post - September 30, 2019

Randy Mulyanto – Fong Kui Kong, the head of the only Chinese temple in East Timor's capital, Dili, welcomes visitors who come seeking blessings for their children's health or the new b

September 23, 2019

SBS News - September 23, 2019

Nick Baker – Indigenous people around Indonesia are losing their forests to palm oil plantations at a "massive scale", according to a rights group.

September 21, 2019

Human Rights Watch - September 21, 2019

Nazish Dholakia and Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu – In recent years, Indonesia's forests have been razed at an astonishing rate to make way for oil palm plantations – palm oil being a lucrative

July 17, 2019

Jakarta Post - July 17, 2019

Jakarta – On May 16, 2012, the Constitutional Court restored the rights of indigenous peoples over customary forests. This decision has had wide implications.

July 15, 2019

Tempo - July 15, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – An anthropology lecturer at the University of Cendrawasih in Jayapura, Hari Suroto expressed his concern over the diminishing users of the local traditional 'koteka'

June 26, 2019

Jakarta Post - June 26, 2019

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Lake Toba Authority (BPODT) has ordered an indigenous tribe who live near the massive lake to leave a state-owned land plot upon accusations that they have

June 14, 2019

Reuters - June 14, 2019

Bangkok – A pledge by Indonesia to hand back control of customary forests to indigenous people is being hampered by overlapping land claims for mines, plantations, forests and public l

June 13, 2019

Sapiens.org - June 13, 2019

Sophie Chao – In West Papua, Indonesia, both conventional and "green" palm oil projects dispossess and exclude Indigenous people from their lands.

April 16, 2019

Foreign Policy - April 16, 2019

Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu – On Wednesday, Indonesians go to the polls to determine their next president.

Jakarta Post - April 16, 2019

Asip Hasani, Blitar, East Java – At least 240 Shia adherents in Sidoarjo, East Java, will be able to vote in a shelter, an East Java General Elections Commission (KPU East Java) offici

Asia Pacific Report - April 16, 2019

David Robie – A human rights defender and researcher has warned in a new book published on the eve of the Indonesian national elections tomorrow that the centralised political system h