Basics of Legal Authority Forest Management In Indonesia

Ramlani Lina Sinaulan


Administer or manage the forest is a very interesting activity and into the desire of many parties for fighting over. This is due to the forestry sector and the potential to bring a source of income. Conflicts of authority or claims that occur in the field of forestry for at least related to the legal instruments governing on division of authority. To prevent possible conflicts of authority in the field of forestry, need to be investigated and disclosed on the basic principles of authority. Resolving conflicts of authority and determine who has the most right to manage forests, not enough to simply rely on the creation of new rules, but must begin with the affirmation of principles law and “enforcement” law.


Legal authority, forest management, conflicts.

Full Text:



Act No. 22 of 1999.

Act No. 41 of 1999 on Forestry.

Angelsen, A. (1995). Shifting cultivation and “deforestation”: A study from Indonesia. World Development. Vol. 23 No. 10, pp. 1713-1729.

Asshiddiqie, J. (1996). Pergumulan peran pemerintah dan parlemen dalam sejarah. Jakarta: Universitas Indonesia Press.

Astawa, I. G. P. (2002). Kewenangan penyelenggaraan kehutanan sebagai implementasi pasal 33 ayat (3) UUD 1945. Bandung: Padjadjaran Unversity.

Atmosudirdjo, P. (1997). Hukum administrasi negara. Jakarta: Ghalia Indonesia.

Buchy, M. and Hoverman, S. (2000). Understanding public participation in forest planning: A review. Forest Policy and Economics. Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 15–25.

Castro, A. P., and Nielsen, E. (2001). Indigenous people and co-management: Implications for conflict management. Environmental Science & Policy. Vol. 4 No. 4–5, pp. 229–239.

D'Almeida, L. D., Dolcetti, A., and Edwards, J. (2013). Reading HLA Hart’s ‘The Concept of Law.’ Oregon: Hart Publishing.

Donnelly, J. (2013). Universal human rights in theory and practice. New York: Cornell University Press.

George, J. P., and Phillips, S. T. (2014). Conflict of Laws, 2 SMU Annual Texas Survey. 101. Available at:

Haggard, S., and Tiede, L. (2014). The rule of law in post-conflict settings: The empirical record. International Studies Quarterly. Vol. 58 No. 2, pp. 405–417.

Jong, W., Ruiz, S., and Becker, M. (2006). Conflicts and communal forest management in northern Bolivia. Forest Policy and Economics. Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 447–457.

Kusumah, M. W. (1996). Kerangka strategi dan kebijakan hukum: Konsep dan teori. Jakarta: Bina Aksara.

Lane, M. B. (2003). Decentralization or privatization of environmental governance? Forest conflict and bioregional assessment in Australia. Journal of Rural Studies. Vol. 19 No. 3, pp. 283–294.

Leeuw, F. L., and Schmeets, H. (2016). Empirical legal research: A guidance book for lawyers, legislators and regulators. Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Mahfud MD, M. (1998). Politik hukum Indonesia. Jakarta: LP3ES.

Mansfield, B. (2008). Privatization: Property and the remaking of nature-society relations: Introduction to the special issue. In B. Mansfield (Eds.). Privatization: Property and the remaking of nature-society relations. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Merrill, T. W. and Smith, H. E. (2001). What Happened to Property in Law and Economics? The Yale Law Journal. Vol. 111 No. 2, pp. 357–398.

Nightingale, A. J., and Ojha, H. R. (2013). Rethinking power and authority: Symbolic violence and subjectivity in Nepal’s Terai Forests. Development and Change. Vol. 44 No. 1, pp. 29–51.

Pagdee, A., Kim, Y., and Daugherty, P. J. (2006). What makes community forest management successful: A meta-study from community forests throughout the world. Society and Natural Resources. Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 33–52.

Pfeffer, M. J., Schelhas, J. W., and Day, L. A. (2001). Forest conservation, value conflict, and interest formation in a Honduran National Park. Rural Sociology. Vol. 66 No. 3, pp. 382–402.

Rametsteinera, E., and Simula, M. (2003). Forest certification-an instrument to promote sustainable forest management? Journal of Environmental Management. Vol. 67 No. 1, pp. 87–98.

Reed, M. S., Graves, A., Dandy, N., Posthumus, H., Hubacek, K., Morris, J., Prell, C., Quinn, C. H., Stringer, L. C. (2009). Who’s in and why? A typology of stakeholder analysis methods for natural resource management. Journal of Environmental Management. Vol. 90 No. 5, pp. 1933–1949.

Rosenau, J. N. (2007). Governing the ungovernable: The challenge of a global disaggregation of authority. Regulation & Governance. Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 88–97.

Shaffer, B., and Hillman, A. J. (2000). The development of business-government strategies by diversified firms. Strategic Management Journal. Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 175–190.

Hidayat, H. (2016). Forest resources management in Indonesia (1968-2004): A political ecology approach. Singapore: Springer.

Simon, H. (2003). Peranan pengelolaan hutan dalam pembangunan nasional, Papers presented at forestry seminar. Bandung: Padjadjaran Unversity.

Strike, V. M., Gao, J., and Bansal, P. (2006). Being good while being bad: social responsibility and the international diversification of US firms. Journal of International Business Studies. Vol. 37 No. 6, pp. 850–862.

Williams, T., and Hardison, P. (2013). Culture, law, risk and governance: contexts of traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation. Climatic Change. Vol. 120 No. 3, pp. 531–544.

Wollenberg, E., Anderson, J., and Edmunds, D. (2001). Pluralism and the less powerful: Accommodating multiple interests in local forest management. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. Vol. 1 No. 3–4, pp. 199–222.

Copyright (c) 2017 The Southeast Asia Law Journal

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License
The Southeast Asia Law Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.