May 16, 2021 Last Updated 9:17 AM, May 10, 2021

Law

A 150-year old obstacle to land rights 

The Dutch colonialists adopted the concept of domein verklaring (domain declaration) to claim control over a large part of Indonesia’s land. This act lives on in modern-day Indonesia, causing conflict and poverty.
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