Indonesia

From Our Member Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), Indonesia – Minimal Reflection Diplomacy: KontraS’ Response to  the President’s Speech at the 75th UNGA Session
9 November 2020 7:19 pm

The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence [KontraS] wishes to respond to President Joko Widodo’s speech at the 75th UN General Assembly. In general, President Joko Widodo conveyed the pandemic situation and the state’s active involvement in diplomacy. Nevertheless, we believe that the president’s speech does not show an attitude consistent with what [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: End police violence, respect fundamental freedoms at the Omnibus Law protests
8 October 2020 6:05 pm

A PDF version of this joint statement is available in Bahasa Indonesia below. Pernyataan pers ini boleh didapati dalam versi Bahasa Indonesia, sila rujuk PDF di bawah. (Bangkok/Jakarta, 8 October 2020) ‒ The Government of Indonesia should ensure the protection of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression and halt law enforcement from using excessive force [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: Repeal the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, abide to human rights obligations
6 October 2020 5:04 pm

(Jakarta, 6 October 2020) – The Indonesian Government should immediately repeal the Omnibus Law on Job Creation (also known as UU Cipta Kerja) as it severely curtails the country’s human rights obligations, said rights groups. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its Indonesian members, Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), Commission for [ Read more ]

Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch: Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration
24 September 2020 4:31 pm

Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration Tuesday, 29 September 2020 2-5 PM (GMT+7) R.S.V.P.  Click here to register by 12 PM 29 September 2020 Migration trends have been on the rise, particularly in Southeast [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: Investigate systemic discrimination and violence against human rights defenders speaking on Papua
18 June 2020 4:11 pm

(Geneva, 18 June 2020) ‒ Systematic attacks targeting activists and groups vocal on human rights violations against Papuans smacks of growing authoritarianism in Indonesia, rights groups said today. In a joint statement, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and eight of its members in Indonesia condemn the recent series of cyberattacks, smear [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Drop charges against seven Papuan political prisoners
12 June 2020 3:50 pm

In response to the upcoming trials to be held during the week of 14 June against seven Papuan activists and students being charged with treason for their involvement in anti-racism protests in August 2019, Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director said: The charges against seven Papuan activists and students for their activism is disproportionate, and [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Law on COVID-19 response must not undermine the country’s commitments to anti-corruption and democracy
15 May 2020 5:15 pm

(Bangkok/Jakarta, 15 May 2020) – Indonesia’s newly adopted law on state financial policy, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, triggers further distrust of Indonesia’s commitment to anti-corruption and democracy, said rights groups. This follows the passing of the Government Regulation in lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 1 of 2020 on State Financial [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: Government must immediately stop human rights violation and judicial harassment against land and environmental defenders
4 May 2020 1:38 pm

(Bangkok/Jakarta, 4 May 2020) – The death of Hermanus Bin Bison, an indigenous farmer who died in custody after being denied medical treatment, is a result of the unjust and inhumane treatment against the land and environmental rights defenders in Indonesia, and it must cease. In a joint statement today, the Asian Forum for Human [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Government must stop any attempt of criminalisation against activist Ravio Patra and bring the real perpetrators to justice
24 April 2020 7:28 pm

(Bangkok/Jakarta, 24 April 2020) – The arrest of activist Ravio Patra points towards a new and worrying form of criminalising dissent in Indonesia – one that holds the victim of a cybercrime attack responsible for the action of the real perpetrators. In a joint statement, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Government must perform its obligations to uphold human rights and fundamental freedoms
3 February 2020 5:32 pm

Indonesia: Government must perform its obligations to uphold human rights and fundamental freedoms (Bangkok/Jakarta, 3 February 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, together with its members in Indonesia, the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), the [ Read more ]