This eye-opening video, shown before the keynote speech at the international conference Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: Experiences and Opportunities for Asia in a Changing Context, highlights the tension between customary and modern land rights in Indonesia from the perspective of forest communities.

One man in the video remarks, “In modern law, rights come first, followed by responsibility. Traditional laws demand responsibility before rights can be granted. The different perception on rights and responsibilities results in conflicts.”

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