Papua Special Autonomy Law
Forest Peoples Program, 2013, 'Request for Further Consideration of the Situation of the Indigenous Peoples of Merauke, Papua Province, Indonesia, under the UN CERDs Urgent Action and Early Warning Procedures'
Forest Peoples Program, 2013, 'Starvation and poverty in Indonesia: civil society organisations appeal for suspension of MIFEE project in Papua pending redress for local communities'
Awasmifee, 2012, 'An Agribusiness Attack in West Papua'
Ginting, L. & Pye, O. (2013). Resisting agribusiness development: The Merauke Integrated Food and Energy
Estate in West Papua, Indonesia. ASEAS - Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 6(1), 160-182.
|Other Comments||The Merauke Integrated Food & Energy Estate Project (MIFEE) encompasses 2.5 million hectares, and will relocate 2 -4 million workers to Merauke to provide labor. The Forest Peoples Program says this will overwhelm and threaten the rights of the existing Malind people who number 52,000 people, and are rarely meaningfully employed by the projects. Forest People's Program: 'MIFEE is a large-scale and extreme 'Encroachment on the traditional lands of indigenous peoples â¦ for the purpose of exploitation of natural resources,' and represents a situation that threatens their cultural and perhaps even physical survival given their extreme vulnerability and the high likelihood of substantial, negative and multi-generational impacts on the maintenance of their relationships with their traditional territories.3' Moreover, 'companies have acquired permits or are in the process of acquiring land from the local peoples â often, as the Committee observed, through 'the manipulation of communities by investors and State officials to obtain signatures necessary for complying with the legal requirements of proving land titles over indigenous lands''|
AwasMIFEE: 'Research in 2007 by Friends of the Earth Netherlands into Wilmar's oil palm plantations in Kalimantan found that the company was burning forest illegally to clear it, clearing land without the right permits and not consulting local communities that have customary rights over the land that Wilmar uses.8 In 2011 PT Asiatic Persada, a company owned by Wilmar, bulldozed 83 houses of villagers who disputed the company's right to the land in Jambi province in Sumatra, after a confrontation in which one resident was shot and wounded and twelve people were arrested.9Before the conflict was resolved, the company was sold to AMS Plantations.'