Background Paper: Field Dialogue on Free, Prior and Informed Consent Indonesia

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This short briefing paper has been written just to convey some basic information about the country and the area to be visited by this field dialogue to help people understand some of the complexity and challenges. It cannot and does not claim to be a comprehensive treatment of the issues that need to be understood and has been written principally for visitors from outside Indonesia who may not be familiar with the country or the matters that the dialogue seeks to address. The summaries which follow are offered in good faith as a spur to a better informed dialogue. The authors alone are responsible for any incorrect details.