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Protection and empowerment of the rights of indigenous people of Papua (Irian Jaya) over natural resources under special autonomy: from legal opportunities to the challenge of implementation

Sumule, Agus


The rights of indigenous peoples of Papua province over natural resources have been systematically denied since Papua became a part of the Republic of Indonesia. In this paper I discuss how an attempt has been made to correct this situation through the introduction of Special Autonomy status for the province. Firstly, I will provide a general review of the exploitation of key natural resources in Papua. Special emphasis is given to the corrupt implementation of Article No. 33 of the Indonesian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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