Indonesia

Regional Dialogue to Fast-Track the Implementation of ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children
8 August 2018 1:06 pm

  ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Child Right’s Coalition Asia (CRC Asia) will co-organise a regional dialogue to foster the discussion on eliminating violence against women and children as part of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the Government of Indonesia – Submission of Suggested of Indicators for the Selection of the Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 2019–2021
23 July 2018 2:38 pm

Bangkok, 23 July 2018 Attn: Submission of Suggested of Indicators for the Selection of the Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 2019–2021 and Request for Audience with Civil Society Organisations in Indonesia To: H.E. Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Febrian Alphyanto Ruddyard, Director General For Multilateral Affairs H.E. Jose Antonio [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Elected as non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, Indonesia needs to perform its duties to uphold and protect human rights
11 June 2018 6:27 pm

(Jakarta/Bangkok, 11 June 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) congratulates Indonesia on its successful election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Gaining 144 votes during the elections on 8 June 2018 in New York, Indonesia competed against the Maldives, which secured 46 votes, to represent the [ Read more ]

From Our Members YLBHI and LBH Jakarta – Press Release: Unfair Trial in Pandeglang Results in 5 Years Imprisonment for Alnoldy Bahari
8 May 2018 3:54 pm

UNFAIR TRIAL IN PANDEGLANG RESULTED IN 5 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR ALNOLDY BAHARI Alnoldy Bahari was prosecuted after his Facebook statuses were screen-captured and disseminated amongst locals. One of his status said “I witness that there is no God but Allah, If you have not seen Allah then you are a fake witness”, while the rests [ Read more ]

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 ]