Indonesia

‘Access to valid information is everyone’s right, no exceptions.’ – Interview with Sasmito Madrim, Chairperson of The Alliance of Independent Journalist Indonesia (AJI)
5 May 2021 4:13 pm

This month in conjunction with the World Press Freedom Day, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sasmito Madrim, Chairperson of the Alliance of Independent Journalists Indonesia (AJI), FORUM-ASIA’s member in Indonesia. In the interview, Sasmito shared with us how he has worked to advance the welfare of media workers and press freedom in Indonesia and the region, and how the access to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation – Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia (YLBHI), Indonesia – Arrest and Criminalization of Public Defenders Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation
30 April 2021 4:16 pm

The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation has launched a report virtually on the criminalization of public defenders including advocates and broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the LBH Indonesia Foundation. Present as speakers were Asfinawati (Chairperson of YLBHI), Arif Maulana (Director of LBH Jakarta), Etik Okta (Director of LBH Semarang), and Frank T. Kahiking (Director [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] ASEAN: Leaders’ Meeting fails ASEAN peoples’ aspiration for human rights and democracy
1:27 pm

(Bangkok, 30 April 2021) – ‘ASEAN has failed to recognise the peoples’ desire for a meaningful political solution to the Myanmar crisis during its Leaders’ Meeting,’ said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), along with its member organisations from Indonesia and Myanmar in a joint statement today. The rights groups derided the [ Read more ]

HRC46 Oral Statement on Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
17 March 2021 5:19 pm

46th regular of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention NGO Joint Oral Statement Delivered by Sandra Epal-Ratjen Thursday, 11 March 2021      Mr. President, Franciscans International, Geneva for Human Rights, VIVAT International, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World [ Read more ]

Online Public Discussion and Book Launch: Repression and Resilience: COVID-19 Response Measures and Migrants Workers in Major East and Southeast Asian Destinations
13 December 2020 5:00 am

Online Public Discussion and Book Launch Repression and Resilience: COVID-19 Response Measures and Migrants Workers in Major East and Southeast Asian Destinations Thursday, December 17 2020, 2-4 PM Western Indonesia Time Online on Zoom Click here to register About the Discussion: The pandemic has emphasised on border controls, as countries use travel bans and restrictions [ Read more ]

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 ]