THE ROLE OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN FORMING LAW TO PROTECT LOCAL COMMUNITY RIGHTS IN THE BORDER OF INDONESIA-TIMOR LESTE
The separation of East Timor into the state of East Timor had a negative impact on the people on the
borders of Indonesia and Timor Leste, especially those in Belu and North Central Timor. Those who previously
were one family, in one tribe, namely the Timorese tribe, are now separated. Life that was originally harmonious
is now a new problem, especially related to obstacles due to state borders. As a result, they are enemies. The
desire of citizens in the border region to live together in harmony communal, such as visiting each other by
crossing the border into RDTL countries or vice versa. This can be done illegally, for example crossing national
borders without permits, which has a negative effect because they do not care about the existence of national
borders. The Government of Indonesia, especially the Regional Government, needs to formulate legal
provisions that provide opportunities for citizens of both countries to visit each other. The fact that they already
have the legal provisions they have to overcome their problems.
Keywords: formation of law, rights of local communities, border areas.
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