The readiness of Batang Hari district as a district of human rights care: case study of the Anak Dalam tribe

Dumilah Ayuningtyas, Raden Roro Mega Utami, Asri Nur Maulidya

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Purpose: The Regulation of the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia No 34, 2016 was issued to regulate the criteria of districts/municipalities care about human rights. Anak-Dalam Tribe (Suku Anak Dalam – SAD), a remote indigenous community in Batanghari, Jambi Province, faces its own challenges in health services. This study aims to assess the readiness of Batanghari as the District of Human Rights Care to fulfill the health care of SAD. Design/methodology/approach: Using qualitative approach, this study explored the viewpoints of relevant stakeholders equipped with secondary data, literature review and analysis of relevant news in mass media as a form of triangulation. Findings: Generally, Batanghari District Government has fulfilled the criteria of preparedness of the District of Human Rights Care about the distribution of health services. Nevertheless, there are still obstacles, such as difficulties in registering the SAD community – the Residence Registration Number and the strong customs in SAD's beliefs and traditions. Local government tries to overcome these problems with affirmative policies that facilitate member of the SAD community. Originality/value: This study was supported by the Directorate of Research and Community Service of Universitas Indonesia. The authors have no conflicts of interest with the material presented in this manuscript. The authors declare that no ethical issues may arise after the publication of this manuscript.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-217
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2020


  • Anak Dalam tribe
  • Health care
  • Human rights
  • Indonesia
  • Tribal community


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