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Indonesian Slum Dwellers Challenge Eviction Law in Landmark Case

Slum dwellers in Indonesia have launched a landmark legal case to challenge a decades-old law which has been used to forcibly remove thousands of families, amid a wave of evictions in the country's capital. The case comes as authorities ramp up efforts to clear housing along a main river bank in Jakarta, the sprawling capital of 10 million people, to pave the way for an ambitious flood mitigation project. Local residents have asked the court to declare a law enacted in 1960 as...

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