Statutes and Bylaws

 

CHAPTER I

NAME, LOCATION AND TIME OF ESTABLISHMENT

Article 1

This organization is named Consortium for Agrarian Reform (Indonesian: Konsorsium Pembaruan Agraria), abbreviated to KPA.

 

Article 2

This organization is located in the entire territory of the Republic of Indonesia.

 

Article 3

This organization was established on September 24th 1994 in Jakarta and authorized on December 10th 1995 in Bandung for unlimited amount of time.

 

 

CHAPTER II

PRINCIPLE AND VALUES

Article 4

KPA is based on the People’s Sovereignty.

 

Article 5

Espoused values within KPA are: human rights, environmental preservation; wisdom of customary values; democracy; justice (social, economic, legal, cultural and gender); non-sectarian; non-partisan; peace and anti-violence; anti-discrimination; solidarity.

 

CHAPTER III

NATURE AND PURPOSES

Article 6

KPA is a people’s movement that is open and independent.

 

Article 7

KPA purposes are to struggle for the actualization of fair agrarian system and guarantee the equity of agrarian sources allocation for all the people of Indonesia; ownership, tenure and management assurances of agrarian sources for the peasants, fisherfolk, laborers and indigenous peoples; also the welfare guarantee for poor peoples.

 

CHAPTER IV

ORGANIZATION ROLE AND FUNCTIONS

Article 8

Role of KPA

The role of KPA is to fight for genuine agrarian reform, in accordance with the values and purposes of the organization.

 

Article 9

Functions of KPA

KPA functions as:

  1. The reinforcer, empowerer, supporter and protector for the defenders of agrarian reform based on the people’s initiative.
  2. The organization that encourages the issuing of various agrarian policies and systems which are more beneficial to the people, and against various anti-agrarian reform policies.
  3. An organization that gave birth, formulate and spread the notions, ideas and knowledge of genuine agrarian reform.

 

 

CHAPTER V

FORM OF ORGANIZATION

Article 10

KPA is in the form of a consortium.

 

CHAPTER VI

SCOPE OF ACTIVITES

Article 11

KPA activities covers:

  1. Fighting for the fulfillment of the poor peoples' rights especially peasants/cotters, fishermen, indigenous people, laborers and urban poor.
  2. Advocacy in the form of effort to change public awareness through the spread of information, a shaping of public opinion, collective advocacy, policy change and development strategy that is oriented toward the fulfillment of the people’s rights.
  3. Organize the training and cadres of agrarian reform.
  4. Strengthening and increasing of movement’s networking and raising the solidarity for agrarian reform struggle in regional, national and international level.
  5. Development of cooperative activities, programs,  and institutions that are devoted to the fulfillment of agrarian reform movements’ purposes.
  6. Actively involved in raising solidarity and in the front/alliance for the struggle of agrarian reform in the national & international level.

 

 

 

CHAPTER VII

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND BOARD

Article 12

KPA organizational structure consisted of National Assembly, National Council, KPA Secretary-General, KPA Region, Assembly of Experts and KPA Members.

 

Article 13

National Assembly is the highest decision-making forum in the organization that is authorized to enact at least:

  1. KPA Articles of Association.
  2. KPA Bylaws.
  3. Broad Outline of Organization Policy.
  4. KPA Board.
  5. KPA Membership.

 

Article 14

KPA board consisted of National Council, KPA Secretary-General, KPA Region and Assembly of Experts.

 

CHAPTER VIII

NATIONAL COUNCIL

Article 15

  1. National Council is the representative of KPA members chosen and appointed through National Assembly.
  2. National Council is responsible directly to the National Assembly.
  3. National Council must held National Council Meeting at least once a year.
  4. National Council Meetings are considered valid if attended by ½ + 1 members of National Council and attendance cannot be represented.

 

Article 16

Criteria and terms to be a Member of KPA National Council are:

  1. Has been a member of KPA for at least 3 (three) years.
  2. Possessing a long enough experience in working with people’s organization.
  3. Having experience involved in the process of agrarian policy.
  4. Possessing credibility, integrity and loyalty toward KPA and agrarian reform movement in Indonesia.

 

Article 17

National Council are authorized and entitled to:

  1. Overseeing the programs and financial also wealth of the organization.
  2. Requesting development report regarding programs and financial to the Secretary-General in KPA National Work Meeting.
  3. Acquiring support from KPA National Secretariat in carrying out their duties and functions, in accordance with the abilities and resources of the organization.

 

Article 18

Obligations of National Council:

  1. Executing the mandate of the National Assembly.
  2. Along with the Secretary-General, organizing the National Assembly.
  3. Providing the written accountability of funds allocation to the National Assembly.

 

Article 19

National Council Membership:

  1. Chairman and Members of National Council is chosen and appointed in National Assembly.
  2. Memberships are amounted to 5 individuals, consisted of 1 Chairman and 4 Members appointed in National Assembly by considering women’s representation.
  3. National Council Membership is revoked if:
    1. Passed away; in the event of the member’s death.
    2. Resign.
    3. Permanently absent.
    4. Violating the KPA Articles of Association & Bylaws.

 

CHAPTER IX

SECRETARY GENERAL

Article 20

KPA Secretary General is the representation of KPA Organization.

 

Article 21

KPA Secretary General is chosen and appointed in the National Assembly.

 

Article 22

Criteria and terms to become KPA Secretary General:

  1. Has been a Member of KPA at least for 6 (six) years.
  2. Possessing the experience in working collectively with people’s organization.
  3. Having the experience involved in the process of agrarian policy.
  4. Having the capacity and experience in network building also exploring funding sources for the organization.
  5. Possessing the credibility, integrity and loyalty toward KPA and agrarian reform movement in Indonesia.

 

Article 23

KPA Secretary General is obligated to:

  1. Executing the mandate of the National Assembly.
  2. Leading the movement and struggle of agrarian reform.
  3. Establishing cooperation with other parties, as long as it is not against the KPA’s fundamental views, Articles of Association and Bylaws.
  4. Prioritizing the funding and resources owned by organization for the requisite of agrarian reform movement and struggle.
  5. Organizing the KPA National Assembly along with National Council.
  6. Promulgating the ideas and information regarding the struggle & movement of agrarian reform to the members and general public.
  7. Maintaining the good name of KPA.

 

Article 24

KPA Secretary General is authorized and entitled to:

  1. Forming the management structure of KPA National Secretariat.
  2. Appointing and dismissing personnel staff of KPA National Secretariat.
  3. Establishing and assigning the Assembly of Experts and other ad-hoc bodies in accordance with the requirements and mandates of the organization.
  4. Acting and authorized for and on behalf of the organization in releasing statements and/or political statements.
  5. Acting and authorized for and on behalf of the organization in establishing cooperation with other parties; and doing efforts in order to achieve the objectives of the organization.
  6. Validating the structure formation of KPA Regional Branches.
  7. Providing directions and instructions to KPA Regional Branches in order to support the works of organization.
  8. Requesting the activities report carried out by KPA Regional Branches.
  9. Obtaining and utilizing the facilities within KPA to support the works of organization.

 

Article 25

KPA Secretary General services ended or dismissed if:

  1. Passed away; In the event of her/his death.
  2. Resigns.
  3. Permanently absent.
  4. Violating the KPA Articles of Association & Bylaws.

 

Article 26

  1. If the KPA Secretary General’s services ended due to the reasons in article 25, points 1, 2 and 3 then the Chairman of National Council will assume the functions of KPA Secretary General and organized the Extraordinary National Assembly latest in 6 months time.
  2. If the KPA Secretary General violated the Articles of Association and Bylaws then the members could propose the dismissal and replacement of the Secretary General in the Extraordinary National Assembly.

 

 

CHAPTER X

 REGIONAL KPA

Article 27

  1. Regional KPA is the executor of KPA mandates and programs on the regional level which are coordinated by KPA Secretary General.
  2. Regional KPA is formed by members in accordance with the conditions of membership and regional dynamics.
  3. Regional KPA is ratified through the Decree of KPA Secretary General.
  4. The validation of Regional KPA is attended by KPA Secretary General and National Council.

 

Article 28

Criteria and terms of KPA Regional Coordinator:

  1. Has been a Member of KPA for at least 3 (three) years.
  2. Having the experience in working with people’s organization.
  3. Having the experience involved in the process of agrarian policy.
  4. Possessing the ability to consolidate the agrarian reform movements in their region.
  5. Possessing the credibility, integrity and loyalty toward KPA and agrarian reform movements in Indonesia.

 

Article 29

Regional KPA are obligated to:

  1. Serve the members in term of information, organization, education and advocacy.
  2. Encouraging and facilitating the establishing of agrarian reform struggle front in their region.
  3. Organizing various pilot programs and activities for the implementation of agrarian reform in their regions.
  4. Executing the orders and instructions of KPA Secretary General.

 

Article 30

Regional KPA are authorized to:

  1. Perform quick reaction assistance for the members experiencing repression, which is the risk in the struggle for agrarian reform.
  2. Search and gather funding for the interest of organization as long as it is not against the Articles of Association, Bylaws and decisions of organization.

 

Article 31

Regional KPA are entitled to logistic supports in executing the mandates of KPA National Assembly & National Secretariat on the regional level.

 

 

 

CHAPTER XI

ASSEMBLY OF EXPERTS

Article 32

KPA Assembly of Experts consisted of individuals possessing abundant of experiences and expertise in agrarian sector. They are appointed and dismissed only by the authority of KPA Secretary General.

 

Article 33

Assembly of Experts functions covers:

  1. Providing inputs toward the direction of KPA struggle.
  2. Providing inputs in regards to national agrarian policy.
  3. Providing inputs on the strengthening of people’s organizations within agrarian reform.

 

Article 34

  1. Assembly of Experts provides input through KPA National Working Meeting.
  2. KPA Secretary General could requests input by writing or speech.
  3. The Assembly of Experts membership consisted of at least 5 (five) individuals.
  4. In implementing their expertise the Assembly of Experts members are entitled to supporting facilities from KPA National Secretariat.

 

 

 

CHAPTER XII

MANAGEMENT PERIOD

 

Article 35

The management period of KPA is for 4 (four) years and/or between 2 (two) National Assembly/ Extraordinary National Assembly.

 

 

 

Article 36

Appointed KPA Management through National Assembly is only valid for 1 (one) period, and may only be appointed for one more period after.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER XIII

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND EXTRAORDINARY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

 

Article 37

  1. National Assembly (Munas) is the highest decision making forum in the organization.
  2. National Assembly is attended by current and prospective members also by invitees.
  3. National Assembly establish organizational strategic plan on the international, national and regional levels.

 

Article 38

  1. Extraordinary National Assembly (Munaslub) is the highest decision making forum in the organization to dismiss the previous KPA Secretary General and appoint the new KPA Secretary General.
  2. Extraordinary National Assembly may only be held in the events of:
    1. The inability of KPA Secretary General to execute the mandate of National Assembly, due to death, permanently absent or resignation.
    2. KPA Secretary General is considered deviant from Articles of Association & Bylaws.
    3. Proposed by 2/3 of KPA Members in writing and submitted to the National Council.
  3. Extraordinary National Assembly is organized by KPA National Council.

 

CHAPTER XIV

MANAGEMENT MEETING

 

Article 39

National Work Meeting (Rakernas) is a plenary meeting attended by KPA National Secretariat, KPA National Council, KPA Assembly of Experts and KPA Regional.

 

 

 

Article 40

Regional Consolidation Meeting is a plenary meeting attended by KPA Members, KPA Regional and KPA Secretary General.

 

 

 

CHAPTER XV

KPA MEMBERS

 

Article 41

KPA Members are people’s organizations, non-governmental organizations and individual members as honorary members whom are inside and outside the territory of the Republic of Indonesia, whom possesses the same goal and alignment with KPA.

 

 

 

Article 42

People’s organization membership:

  1. The membership for people’s organization can only be granted to peasant organizations, fisherman organizations, indigenous people organizations, women’s organizations and other people’s organizations that are supporting the struggle of agrarian reform.
  2. People’s organization in question within point (1) is the people’s organization based on communities in the level of Regency.
  3. People’s organization that could become the member of KPA is the ones with broad mass bases/members, in regards to the amount of membership will be arranged afterwards within the KPA Bylaws, other organizational rules.

 

Article 43

                             MEMBERSHIP OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

 

Non-governmental organizations that may become a KPA Members are non-governmental organizations that possess the objective, agenda and programs relevant with agrarian reform.

 

Article 44

         HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

 

  1. Honorary membership is granted to the individuals with high concern toward KPA struggle.
  2. Honorary members are appointed by KPA Secretary General on the consent of National Council.
  3. Honorary members are only allowed to speak on the National Assembly.

  

 

 

 

 

Article 45

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

 

Prospective members could be accepted if they submitted their membership to Regional KPA Branch and the appointing of prospective members to be full-time members could only be done after obtaining approval in the National Assembly.

 

Article 46

OBLIGATIONS OF KPA MEMBERS

 

Every KPA Members are obligated to:

  1. Consolidate, organize, mobilize and strive for the struggle of agrarian reform.
  2. Fulfill annual contribution fee, the payment mechanism and amount will be arranged in KPA Bylaws or other organizational rules.
  3. Maintaining the good name of the organization.
  4. Exercising the KPA values included within the Article 5 of Chapter II.
  5. Relaying information on the development of organized programs that are relevant with agrarian reform.
  6. Supporting the Management in responding to the certain development relevant to agrarian reform agendas.

 

Article 47

RIGHTS OF KPA MEMBERS

 

Every KPA Members are entitled to:

  1. Be invited and attend the National Assembly.
  2. Gain information service and organizational access from KPA management.
  3. Convey opinions, inputs, suggestions and critics to KPA Management both in speech or writing.
  4. Obtain logistic supports from KPA National Secretariat according to their ability to execute the mandates of National Assembly.
  5. Receive organizational service for the interests of educational empowerment, cadreship and organization.

 

 

CHAPTER XVI

FINANCIAL

 

Article 48

Funding is obtained through:

  1. Annual membership contributions.
  2. Donations which are non-binding and not contradictory to the Articles of Association and Bylaws of organization.
  3. Business results which are not contradictory to the Articles of Association and Bylaws of organization.
  4. Cooperation with other parties which are not contradictory to the Articles of Association and Bylaws of organization.

 

Article 49

Every financial income and expenditure is recorded by KPA Management and further arrangement will be included in KPA Bylaws.

 

 

CHAPTER XVII

SANCTION AND REWARD

 

Article 50

Sanction

 

  1. Organizational sanction given to the Members and/or Management that are violating the Articles of Association & Bylaws and/or other organizational rules.
  2. Forms of sanctions:
    1. Members:
      1. Warning Letter.
      2. Freezing of Membership Status.
      3. Revocation of Membership in the National Assembly.
    2. Managements:
    3. Warning Letter.
    4. Deactivation of Employment Status.
    5. Dismissal/Fired from the Management.
  3. Assessment and sanctions mechanism are exercised by KPA Secretary General.
  4. KPA Members and/or Management who commit violation above, has the right to clarify and defend themselves in a special forum and/or in KPA National Assembly.

 

Article 51

Reward

 

  1. Organizational reward is granted to KPA Members or other parties whom are considered to have made extraordinary or significant contributions to progress of agrarian reform.
  2. Granting and assessment mechanism to the parties which will receive the reward will be done in KPA National Assembly.
  3. Proposal for the reward recipient will be recommended by National Council along with KPA Secretary General in KPA National Assembly.

 

 

 

CHAPTER XVIII

DISSOLUTION

 

Article 52

Dissolution of the organization can only be carried out by National Assembly and/or Extraordinary National Assembly.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER XIX

CLOSING

 

Article 53

  1. This Articles of Association can only be revised through National Assembly forum.
  2. Everything that has not been regulated or unclear in this Articles of Association will be further regulated in the KPA Bylaws and other rulings.

 

 

BYLAWS
CONSORTIUM FOR AGRARIAN REFORM

 

BYLAWS

CONSORTIUM FOR AGRARIAN REFORM

 

CHAPTER I

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS

Article 1

National Work Meeting

  1. National Work Meeting, at the very least, must discuss:
    1. Reports on the conditions of national & regional agrarian affairs.
    2. The development of KPA annual work program implementation.
    3. Planning of KPA annual work program.
  2. National Work Program could make a decision if attended by ½ + 1 Members of National Council, National Secretariat and KPA Regional.

 

Article 2

Regional Consolidation Meeting

  1. Regional Consolidation Meeting at the very least, must discuss on:
    1. Reports on national and regional agrarian condition.
    2. The formation and arrangement of KPA Regional structure.
    3. KPA Regional work program.
  2. Region Consolidation Meeting could make a decision if attended by ½ + 1 KPA Members in the specific region.

 

 

 

CHAPTER II

MANAGEMENT

Article 3

National Council

  1. National Council will organize meetings at least once a year.
  2. In the special condition & situation that could influence the course of the organization, a specific National Council Meeting could be organized to discuss it further.
  3. Special condition mentioned in point (2) are: (a) When there are certain events that threaten the existence of the organization, (b) The issuing of fundamental government policy which widely affects the implementation of agrarian reform.
  4. The meetings above are coordinated by the Chairman of KPA National Council.

 

Article 4

Secretary General

  1. KPA Secretary General is the leader of KPA National Secretariat.
  2. KPA Secretary General decides and appoints National Secretariat structure.
  3. All of the National Secretariat personnel are responsible to the KPA Secretary General.
  4. National Secretariat personnel are KPA Members or other individuals committed to the agrarian reform movement.
  5. Department within the KPA National Secretariat are:
    1. The Department of Strengthening People’s Organization.
    2. The Department of Policy Advocacy.
    3. The Department of Campaign and Knowledge Management.
    4. Other departments deemed necessary.
  6. Other than the departments, the National Secretariat is also supported by administrative work staffs consisted of:
  7. Financial Manager.
  8. Office Secretary.
  9. Other administrative work staffs.
  10. Requesting the reports on the activities carried out by KPA Regional within the agrarian reform movement.

 

Article 5

KPA Regional

  1. KPA Regional are established based on the initiative of KPA Members in the relevant regions.
  2. In the regions with more than 1 (one) KPA Members, then the initiative for the forming of KPA Regional Branch must went through the Regional Consolidation Meetings in the relevant region.
  3. KPA Regional structure may be consisted of:
    1. The Department of Strengthening People’s Organization.
    2. The Department of Policy Advocacy.
    3. The Department of Campaign and Knowledge Management.
    4. Other departments deemed necessary
  4. KPA Regional are based on the provincial level.

 

 

 

CHAPTER III

MEMBERSHIP

Article 6

Member’s approval mechanism:

  1. Each prospective members willing to become KPA Members must provide written statement to obey KPA Articles of Association, Bylaws and various other rules.
  2. Each prospective member must obtain the supports of 5 active KPA Members within the region and/or the recommendation of KPA Regional.
  3. If the clause in point (2) is not fulfilled, then each prospective member could recommend themselves to the nearest KPA Regional Branch and/or National Secretariat.
  4. The letters of compliance and support must be submitted by each prospective member to KPA Regional Branch and/or National Secretariat and then their membership will soon be determined in the KPA National Assembly.
  5. Until their membership determined in the KPA National Assembly, each prospective members possesses similar rights and obligations, since the time of the signing of compliance letter for their KPA membership, except for voting rights.

 

Article 7

KPA membership recruitment is prioritized for people’s organization with community based on Regency and possesses minimum 500 members.

 

Article 8

Members Verification

  1. Member’s verification is the re-registrarn of registered members.
  2. Member’s verification will be performed by KPA National Secretariat and Regional Branches.
  3. Variables that will be verified are:
    1. Presence of the organization.
    2. The organization’s struggle in the agrarian reform movement.

 

CHAPTER IV

FINANCIAL

Article 9

Existing funding will be prioritized to support the efforts of strengthening the people’s organization that are registered KPA Members and peasant organizations in general also organizations struggling for agrarian reform.

 

Article 10

Financial Sources

  1. Each member is obligated to pay annual membership contribution amounted to Rp 250.000.-/year. (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Rupiahs per Year).
  2. Method of depositing the membership contribution fee are as follows:
    1. Through KPA Regional Branch Officer henceforth will be sent to the Finance Manager of KPA National Secretariat.
    2. If the KPA Regional Branch has not yet been established, then the deposit of annual membership contribution will be sent directly to the Finance Manager of KPA National Secretariat and acknowledged by KPA General Secretary.
    3. The latest period to deposit annual membership contribution is during the Regional Consolidation Meeting of said year.
  3. Annual membership contributions and its recapitulation reported in KPA National Work Meeting and KPA National Assembly.

 

Article 11

Allocation for the funding of KPA is 75% for program’s requirements and 25% for institutional enforcement.

 

CHAPTER V

DISASSEMBLING

Article 12

1. In case of KPA disassembling, then all assets, be it movable or immovable, must be donated to people’s organizations whom are Members of KPA or other peasant organizations that fights for agrarian reform  

2. In order to implement verse (1), then the establishment of Curator will be needed.

 

CHAPTER VI

CLOSING

Article 13

  1. These Bylaws is an inseparable part of KPA Articles of Association.
  2. These Bylaws may only be revised through the forum of KPA National Assembly.
  3. Everything else that has not yet been specified in these rulings will be arranged in other organizational rules as long as it is not against the Articles of Associations and Bylaws of KPA.

 

Article 14

These Bylaws is valid since it is agreed upon in KPA National Council Work Meeting that was held based on the mandate given by the VI KPA National Assembly on February 27th 2013 in Bogor, West Java through Decree No. 04/MUNAS/V/KPA/VI/2009, which was enhanced in the VII KPA National Assembly on November 10th 2016 in Makassar, through the Decree No, 05/SK/MUNAS-VII/KPA/XI/2016 regarding Articles of Association & Bylaws of the Consortium for Agrarian Reform.

National Secretariat KPA:

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