Petition for MK No.35 Ruling and Indigenous Peoples Bill
We assert that Indigenous Peoples have rights to their Lands, Territories and Resources, including to their customary forests. Recognition of these rights is a partial fulfillment of their inherent collective and individual human rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We welcome and support the Constitutional Court’s ruling No. 35/PUU-X/2012 which reaffirms that customary forests are forests located in Indigenous territories, thus, they should no longer be considered as State forests.
We urge the Government of Indonesia to immediately implement the Constitutional Court’s ruling No. 35/PUU-X/2012 at both the national and the local level. We also demand the House of Representatives to immediately adopt the Bill on Recognition and Protection the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
I fully support all efforts of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) in collaboration with civil society, to ensure the fulfillment of the Constitutional Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Indonesia to their customary forests. detail clik here