Decision-Making in the Indigenous Group: A Case Study of Papua

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Latifah Buswarimba Al Hamid


Papua is one of the provinces in Indonesia that has the privilege of running the local government and development through the enactment of Special Autonomy which one of the purposes is the guarantee of respect and protection toward the basic rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Papua. Since then, various projects for the utilization of natural resources in Papua have been planned and implemented that carried out in the customary territories of the indigenous peoples with limited participation in the decision-making process to determine the land utilization. Indigenous peoples’ efforts to take back land rights have been made for several attempts that mostly produce non-favorable results. But there is also the case of indigenous peoples that successfully reclaimtheir right to land. This research aims to explain the process of decision-making made by indigenous peoples in Papua, specifically in the Tablasupa Village, regarding the mining plan of Company X in their area and also to find out the extent of whether the process happened can contribute to the enjoyment of indigenous peoples' rights to land.

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Al Hamid, L. B. (2021). Decision-Making in the Indigenous Group: A Case Study of Papua. Journal of Human Rights and Peace Studies, 7(2), 301–323. Retrieved from
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