Mirza Buana S.H., M.H., Ph. D. is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Law, Lambung Mangkurat University, South Kalimantan, Indonesia. He was awarded his PhD from TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland in 2017, his study sponsored by the Australia Leadership Award Scholarship (ALAS). His PhD thesis focused on legal pluralism, constitutional law and indigenous people’s rights in Indonesia. Dr Buana is also an awardee of several outstanding scholarship programs, including a short course program on Conflict, Rule of Law and Human Security at the Hague Academy for Local Governance in 2019, sponsored by StuNed Scholarship. Dr Buana was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (2021-2022).

He is a member of The Indonesian Association of Human Rights Lecturers (SEPAHAM Indonesia) and is its Vice-Head (Courses and Training).

Dr Buana's research interest focuses on law and development, indigenous peoples and minority rights, comparative constitutional law and decentralization. He is currently involved in research on the human rights impacts of massive expansion of palm oil plantations in South Kalimantan Province. He is also one of the external researchers at the Indonesian Human Rights Commission (KomnasHAM). Dr Buana's current research is on the establishment of the New Capital City of Nusantara in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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