19 Jul Article in Kompas on one of the root causes of the land conflicts in Indonesia
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Article on land conflicts by Ward Berenschot in the Indonesian newspaper Kompas: ‘150 Tahun belenggu atas hak tanah’.
In this article Ward Berenschot discusses one of the root causes of the land conflicts plaguing Indonesia: a law article – the ‘Domein Verklaring’ – that was adopted 150 years ago this year through which the Dutch colonial state claimed control over a large part of Indonesia’s land. With this declaration the state’s outsized control over land started – a colonial heritage that continues to be a major problem.