On December 26, 2004, a catastrophic tsunami struck the Indian Ocean just off the coast of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. This thesis will explore land tenure reform as an international intervention in Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra. Using a comparative analysis between a best practices framework and findings from practical applications in Aceh, the following text assesses a land titling initiative and an equitable titling policy, finding that design flaws and a lack of resources are to blame for limited success. Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law inform the rationale and activities of international organizations and their partners in Aceh, but those actors fail to make important connections between compliance and increased equity.
|Advisor:||Rappaport, Ann, Aucoin, Louis|
|Department:||Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning|
|School Location:||United States -- Massachusetts|
|Source:||MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian Studies, Cultural Resources Management, International Relations|
|Keywords:||Aid, Human Rights Law, Humanitarian, Indonesia, International Humanitarian Law, Intervention, Land, Peace-building, Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia, Tsunami|
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