Valerie Tan

Valerie Tan is a student at Monash Law School, and recently completed an internship at Lokataru Law & Human Rights Office through the ACICIS Professional Practicum program.

The years-long dispute between Freeport and the government looks to be finally nearing resolution, with the mining giant agreeing to give a majority stake in its local unit to the government. But Nurkholis Hidayat and Valerie Tan write that while Freeport and the government continue to negotiate, the rights of Freeport’s thousands of local workers have been ignored.