Indonesia

Indonesia: Human Rights Organisations Strongly Condemn the Passing of Amendments to Law on Legislative Bodies
12 March 2018 6:08 pm

(12 March 2018, Jakarta/Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development(FORUM-ASIA), together with its members in Indonesia, the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), the Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI), the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Revision of Indonesia’s Criminal Code
12 February 2018 2:55 pm

(Bangkok/Jakarta, 12 February 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses grave concern over the on-going revision of the Indonesian Criminal Code. The amendments to the Criminal Code are a setback for the country as they are inherently discriminatory and potentially harmful to the fundamental freedoms of the people, especially the [ Read more ]

Joint Press Release – Civil Society Organizations on the Visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to Indonesia
8 February 2018 6:12 pm

(Jakarta, 6 February 2018) Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), Alliance of Indigenous People of Nusantara (AMAN) and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) appreciate the Government of Indonesia’s initiative to invite the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. [ Read more ]

Indonesia – Court should release environmental human rights defender
31 January 2018 6:13 pm

(31 January 2018, Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member, the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), strongly denounce the decision made by the District Court of Banyuwangi, East Java, to convict Heri Budiawan, also known as Budi Pego, for spreading communism. He was charged with violating article 107(a) [ Read more ]

From Our Members HRWG, ADHOC, Imparsial, KontraS, LBH Jakarta, PAHRA and Think Centre – Regional Conference ‘The Death Penalty and Most Serious Crimes in ASEAN’
20 December 2017 9:55 am

On 21 December 2017, the Coalition for the Abolitions of the Death Penalty in ASEAN (CAPDA) will hold its Annual Regional Conference ‘The Death Penalty and Most Serious Crimes in ASEAN’ at the Double Tree Hotel Jakarta. CADPA was set up by a number of NGOs in the region, including FORUM-ASIA members, HRWG, ADHOC, Imparsial, [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Indonesia
22 September 2017 4:50 pm

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia Oral Statement Delivered by Yuyun Wahyuningrum on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 21 September 2017 Mr President, Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), on behalf of the Indonesia Civil Society Organisations Coalition for the [ Read more ]

From Our Member HRWG, Indonesia – Joint Stakeholder Report on Indonesian Civil Society Organisations on the List of Issue Prior to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers
28 August 2017 4:39 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member from Indonesia, HRWG, along with Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (Indonesian Migrant Workers Union), LBH Jakarta (Jakarta Legal Aid Institute), Jaringan Buruh Migran (Migrant Workers Network), Migrant Institute, Migrant CARE, Solidaritas Perempuan (Women’s Solidarity For Human Rights), LPBH FAS (Legal Aid and Awareness Institute of Prosperous Justice Forum), published their joint stakeholder report on Indonesian Civil Society Organisations’ Report on [ Read more ]

From our Member, KontraS, Indonesia – Press Release on the Amendments of the Mass Organisations Laws
14 July 2017 10:54 am

Press Release – Regulation in lieu No. 2/2017: Government Insecurity of the Mass Organization and Sovereignty The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) strongly protest with the establishment of the Regulation in lieu No. 2/2017 regarding the alteration of the Law No. 17/2013 regarding Mass Organization. This Regulation in lieu already shown [ Read more ]

From ANNI Member, National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) – National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
21 June 2017 11:43 am

National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) launched the National Action Plan On Business and Human Rights. The National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights is a national instrument for implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at the national level. Business [ Read more ]

From our Member AJI, Indonesia – AJI Condemns the Intimidation of Netizens by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI)
29 May 2017 4:34 pm

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) strongly condemns all forms of intimidation, violence, and restriction of freedom of expression which has recently been frequently perpetrated by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). Members of FPI had come to personal residences of media users accused of publishing derogatory posts against Rizieq Shihab, the organisation’s grand mufti. By [ Read more ]