Indonesia

Indonesia: Civil society calls on the Government of Indonesia to respect and uphold human rights and fundamental freedoms of Papuan people
23 August 2019 7:06 pm

(Bangkok, 23 August 2019) – We, the undersigned civil society organisations, express grave concerns on the recent escalating violence and human rights violations against people of Papua conducted by Indonesian security forces and fundamentalist groups. We call on the Government of Indonesia to side with the victims and fully protect the human rights of people [ Read more ]

Mid-Year Review of the Performance of AICHR Indonesia to Promote and Protect Human Rights in ASEAN
2 August 2019 11:36 am

As part of monitoring the work of the ASEAN human rights mechanism, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), and Asia Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) in partnership with the Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), wish to organise a [ Read more ]

Freedom of Expression under Threat – Perspectives from Media and Human Rights Defenders in Asia
25 July 2019 1:46 pm

As freedom of expression is being curtailed and civic space is shrinking across Asia, few groups are as much under pressure as the media and human rights defenders. Both are facing harassment, incarceration and even being killed in countries across the region. However, in most instances the two do not manage to overcome their differences [ Read more ]

Joint statement – Indonesia: Civil society groups call on the President to side with victims of sexual harassment and violence
10 July 2019 1:48 pm

Indonesia: Civil society groups call on the President to side with victims of sexual harassment and violence (Bangkok/ Jakarta, 10 July 2019) – We, the undersigned civil society organisations, denounce Indonesia’s Supreme Court decision that rejected the reconsideration of the court decision against Baiq Nuril, a victim of online sexual harassment criminalised under the Electronic [ Read more ]

‘We need to listen to and learn from those involved in human rights advocacy’ – Interview with Wahyu Wagiman, Executive Director of Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Indonesia.
10 May 2019 11:00 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Wahyu Wagiman, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM), a human rights organisation from Indonesia and new member of FORUM-ASIA. Wahyu has been advocating for the protection and promotion of human rights in Indonesia for many years. In this interview, Wahyu shared about his motivation and the difficulties [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Release Robertus Robet!
7 March 2019 2:41 pm

(Bangkok, 7 March 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly denounces the arrest of Robertus Robet, academic and human rights defender, last night on 6 March around 23:30. Robet is being accused of criminal defamation under Article 45 (2) and 28 (2) of the Electronic Information and Transaction Law, and of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI), Indonesia – 2018 Year-End Note: Persecution and Violence Threaten Journalists
8 January 2019 12:18 pm

The Alliance of Independent Journalists 2018 Year-End Note Persecution and Violence Threaten Journalists A number of important events happened in 2018 as Indonesia approaches the political year, presidential and legislative elections on April 17, 2019. The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) noted many improvements in the media and journalism practices in 2018. However, the overall [ Read more ]

‘Do not lose hope in your fight to get justice for victims/people.’– Interview with Asfinawati, Newly Elected Executive Committee Member of FORUM-ASIA
9 November 2018 4:47 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Asfinawati, one of the newly elected Executive Committee Members of FORUM-ASIA and the Executive Director of the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Indonesia. As a human rights defender, Asfinawati shared with us her experiences working for the justice of survivors of human rights violations, and the [ Read more ]

Indonesia: FORUM-ASIA denounces the Indonesian authorities’ intimidation against civil society events parallel to the IMF-WGB Annual Meeting
19 October 2018 6:23 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) denounces the Indonesian authorities’ disruption of several civil society-led events parallel to the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) in Indonesia last week. Those events were aimed at highlighting the negative impacts of International Financial Institutions on the communities [ Read more ]

A public lecture with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defender
6 September 2018 5:58 pm

Public Lecture with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defender ‘Raising public awareness on the role of the Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)’ 14:00-16:00, Monday 24 September 2018 Hall D, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Jakarta Follow us on FORUM-ASIA’s Facebook page for live updates from the event **** Twenty [ Read more ]