Indonesia

‘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 ]

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 ]