Indonesia

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 ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: Government should stop abuse of power by Indonesian police
27 September 2019 5:46 pm

  Indonesia: Government should stop abuse of power by Indonesian police (Bangkok, 27 September 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), 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 Indonesian [ Read more ]

Regional Statement on the Looming Criminalization of LGBTQ Persons in Indonesia
23 September 2019 2:00 pm

Indonesia’s Revised Criminal Code (Revisi Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Pidana) legislating hate against LGBTQ persons. We, the undersigned civil society organizations working in Southeast Asia, express serious concern over the looming criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and other gender minorities in Indonesia. We call on the government of Indonesia to reconsider the approval [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
19 September 2019 11:18 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA calls for the Council’s attention on the human [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: ASEAN Human Rights Body needs to be proactive on addressing the situation in Papua
16 September 2019 5:29 pm

Indonesia: ASEAN Human Rights Body needs to be proactive on addressing the situation in Papua (Bangkok, 16 September 2019) 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 Human Rights Monitor [ Read more ]

Discussion on the Review of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the AICHR
2 September 2019 3:11 pm

Findings made by FORUM-ASIA through its recent publication on the 10-year evaluation of  the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) have indicated room for improvement that can be implemented by the regional human rights mechanism to be fully effective on addressing the human rights issues in the region, particularly when it comes to provide [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Civil society calls on the Government of Indonesia to respect and uphold human rights and fundamental freedoms of Papuan people
23 August 2019 7:06 pm

(Bangkok, 23 August 2019) – We, the undersigned civil society organisations, express grave concerns on the recent escalating violence and human rights violations against people of Papua conducted by Indonesian security forces and fundamentalist groups. We call on the Government of Indonesia to side with the victims and fully protect the human rights of people [ Read more ]