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


Lontara Latoa as a Source of Law: A Dialogic Encounter in Bugis-bone Society

Author(s): Andi Kurniawati, Farida Patittingi, Suci Wahyuni, Ahsan Yunus, Kadarudin,Mutiah Wenda Juniar, Andi Batari Anindhita, Arini Nur Annisa, Jelita Septiani Aprisal, Juwita Septiana Aprisal, Nur Azirah

Customary law is considered unable to keep up with the changing times and technological developments. In resolving conflicts that occur within the community, the government tends to override customary law. This study is a legal research using empirical approach. The techniques applied were face to face interviews, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), daily notes, observation and documentation. The data were analysed by qualitative and descriptive analysis techniques. The results showed that the Bugis-Bone society had a source of law taken from the Pangedereng values contained in Lontarak Latoa. In Lontara Latoa, there are methods for resolving legal conflicts. The settlements of the conflict are carried out by using 5 (five) values from the pangeddereng, namely Ade' (Custom), Bicara (Judicial), Rapang (Jurisprudence), Wari (order, harmony), and Syarak (Islamic Law). Conflict resolution using the Pengedereng values is more effective because this value has grown from generation to generation in Bugis-Bone society, especially in the village of Kajaolaliddong.

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