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Victory for Indigenous Rights in Indonesia

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Victory for Indigenous Rights in Indonesia

In a huge win for Indigenous and forest dwelling peoples throughout Indonesia who are struggling to assert their customary land rights in the face of massive palm oil expansion, Chief Justice Mahfud M.D. has ruled that two Articles of Indonesian law used to imprison community members are unconstitutional, unlawful and invalid. Articles 21 and 47 [...]

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