Issues and Strategies for Ensuring Justice for Indigenous Peoples as a Vulnerable Group in Indonesia (81140)

Session Information: Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
Session Chair: Rita Dhungel

Saturday, 25 May 2024 13:45
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This research aimed to provide an overview of various legal issues and injustices faced by indigenous peoples as a vulnerable group in Indonesia. Various problems such as conflicts over customary rights, and land or forest claims between companies and indigenous communities have marginalized the position of indigenous peoples. This study attempted to propose concepts and strategies that can promote justice for indigenous peoples in Indonesia. It employed a normative juridical research method focusing on literature review with case studies and legal comparison approaches, along with data analysis using deductive methods to draw conclusions that depict various forms of justice-related issues faced by customary law communities in Indonesia, as well as strategies and solutions proposed in this study. The study concluded that indigenous peoples in Indonesia still face various legal, human rights, and other injustices. Hence, consistent efforts and solution-oriented strategies are needed to protect the rights of indigenous communities. This paper concluded, firstly, the importance of promoting the legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights, including the enactment of the Draft Law on the recognition of indigenous peoples and their rights. Secondly, there is a need for the Indonesian government to actively involve representatives of indigenous peoples' institutions in investment policies aligned with the principles of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), drawing comparisons from several countries. Lastly, the necessity of empowering indigenous communities through a paralegal concept aimed at building capacity and knowledge among indigenous peoples in Indonesia.

Rico Septian Noor, University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia
Kiki Kristanto, University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Rico Septian Noor is a University Doctoral Student at University Of Palangka Raya Indonesia in Indonesia

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