The Role Of The Customary Head In Alternative Land Dispute Resolution In Batu Tuhup Village


  • Retno Sukma Putra IAIN Palangka Raya
  • Akhmad Kamil Rizani IAIN Palangka Raya
  • Aris Sunandar Suradilaga IAIN Palangka Raya



This study discusses the role of adat / customary mantir in alternative land dispute resolution in Batu Tuhup Village, Murung Raya Regency, Central Kalimantan Province. Some factors causing land disputes in Batu Tuhup Village are unclear land boundaries between communities, these lands also sometimes lack clear land certificates and the characteristic of increasing land selling prices. Customary law is a community law that has developed from generation to generation. As an authentic law that grows in Indonesian society, disputes among indigenous peoples can be resolved according to custom as an alternative to dispute resolution. This analytical descriptive research method collects data to describe or present an image of an object under study. While this research is the field in nature, namely seeking an expression of meaning by searching for data in the form of interviews with villages, traditional leaders, and traditional heads/mantir adat. The results of this study are the role of the customary head as a facilitator who becomes a liaison between the disputing parties, as well as a mediator for the disputing parties, a leader of the customary court, as well as a judge of peace in making decisions on land dispute resolution in the customary deliberation process.

Keywords: customary head, alternative dispute resolution, customary law


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Author Biographies

Retno Sukma Putra, IAIN Palangka Raya



Aris Sunandar Suradilaga, IAIN Palangka Raya





2023-07-01 — Updated on 2023-07-27


How to Cite

Retno Sukma Putra, Rizani, A. K., & Aris Sunandar Suradilaga. (2023). The Role Of The Customary Head In Alternative Land Dispute Resolution In Batu Tuhup Village. Al Ahkam, 19(1), 39–47. (Original work published July 1, 2023)