The Existence and Position of Adat Judicature in Papua


The Existence and Position of Adat Judicature in Papua

(Senior lecturer at Faculty of Law, University of Cenderawasih, Papua)


Law is a social institution that is created by man to create his own order. The order therefore is intentionally made by the collective agreement made by the groups of individual, as their natural needs. In the context of adat judicature in Papua, its existence and position is placed under the approaches of legal substance, legal structure, and legal culture. The rise of specialized autonomy for Papua will basically mean that there shall be bigger competence given to local government and the indigenous of Papua in terms of regulating their own government within the framework of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. Such competence also means to empower the socio-culture and economy potentials of the people of Papua; giving the adequate role for the indigenous Papuans through their traditional, religion and community figures altogether in formulating the local policies, which includes greater responsibility on the administering local authority without ignoring their part of being the people of Indonesia in accordance with statutory regulations.

Keywords: Existence, Position, and Adat Proceedings.

Selengkapnya silahkan diunggah di link di bawah ini………

Jurnal Budiyanto

The IISTE is a pioneer in the Open-Access hosting service and academic event management. The aim of the firm is Accelerating Global Knowledge Sharing.

More information about the firm can be found on the homepage:


There are more than 30 peer-reviewed academic journals hosted under the hosting platform.

Prospective authors of journals can find the submission instruction on the following page: All the journals articles are available online to the readers all over the world without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. Paper version of the journals is also available upon request of readers and authors.


Book publication information:

Academic conference:

IISTE Knowledge Sharing Partners

EBSCO, Index Copernicus, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, JournalTOCS, PKP Open Archives Harvester, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB, Open J-Gate, OCLC WorldCat, Universe Digtial Library , NewJour, Google Scholar


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here