Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Hawearadat Law Enforcement (Sasi Law) in Southeast Maluku Kei Society

Author(s): Adonia Ivone Laturette, Rory Jeff Akyuwen, BarzahLatupono, La Ode Angga

Aims: The study, entitled HawearAdat Law Enforcement (Sasi Law) in Southeast Maluku Kei Society, aims to identify and analyze Hawear (Sasi) customary law enforcement carried out by the Kei people of Southeast Maluku. This research is normative juridical research, that is research conducted on legal principles, in the sense of concrete legal values â????â????(norms) and legal systems. The approach used in research, is the statute approach and conceptual approach. This study found the answer that Hawear (Sasi) was carried out by the Kei people, which means a ban which is generally known in almost all of Maluku, especially on the island of Kei. The Kei Islands are known as Yot and Yutut is a kind of prohibition sign that has supernatural powers and binding/coercive powers that are used to protect one's own property as well as public property. Yutut in the context of LarvulNgabal customary law, namely Hawear. Yot or Yutut is a sign of prohibition to maintain the property of a certain person or party for a certain period of time. When the prohibition period ends or the settlement of the ban has been handled according to Adat, the prohibition is declared Mahair or released. Yutut is generally stated for two main purposes, namely maintaining property rights or preventing the management of an object that belongs to another person who is not the owner. According to the customary law, Yutut has supernatural powers where if someone commits an offense, that person will receive sanctions in the form of illness, accident or failure.

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