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The Administrative Court Sentenced the Map and Ownership Name of Business Rights in Papua and West Papua Are Open for the Public



The Administrative Court Sentenced the Map and Ownership Name of Business Rights in Papua and West Papua Are Open for the Public

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The Administrative Court sentenced that the map and ownership names of business rights in Papua and West Papua provinces are the open information for the public. So the court ordered the ministry of agrarian affairs and spatial/national land agency to give the information.

“Most opinion from Komisi Informasi Pusat which decided that the business rights as the excluded ones are not right and based on the legal, it should be called off,” the sentence read by the judge in the Administrative Court, Jakarta, Wednesday (19/2/2020) as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.

The court granted some of the claims of Greenpeace Indonesia to what Komisi Informasi Pusat decided about the business rights information that ministry of agrarian affairs and spatial/national land agency would not give though Greenpeace Indonesia proposed to get it as the public information procedurally.

Greenpeace Indonesia thought that the sentence has put back the precedent of the previous court about the business rights, such as, the Constitutional Court, which sentenced that the business rights is the public information with no exception though Komisi Informasi Pusat once ignored the sentence by making exception that the business license maps were not for the public.

“By the open information of business rights map as the public document, it is clear to know the legal borders of the company(ies) as the legal responsibility on their operational,”  Asep Komarudin, Forest Campaigner, Greenpeace Indonesia, said.

“The decision should immediately be done for the appeal from the ministry on the same case was once denied by the Administrative Court,” he said. (T2)

 


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