Indonesia

Rights groups call for an end to enforced disappearances in ASEAN
30 August 2014 4:58 pm

30 August 2014 Today, on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we, the undersigned organizations, urge ASEAN member states to end acts of enforced disappearances in Southeast Asia. Cases of enforced disappearances continue to occur in the region. Victims include human rights defenders as well as ordinary citizens. Enforced disappearances [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Safeguard Democracy through Peaceful and Dignified Presidential Elections
2 July 2014 12:20 pm

This joint statement by 19 Indonesian civil society organisations on the 2014 Indonesian Presidential Election is the outcome of the Indonesia National Workshop on Human Rights and Elections, organised by FORUM-ASIA, together with the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), and Imparsial, in Jakarta on 25-26 June 2014. English [ Read more ]

Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association
11 June 2014 6:48 pm

Oral Statement Delivered by Gayathry Venkiteswaran on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)   Wednesday, 11 June 2014   Thank you Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA welcomes the reports of the two Special Rapporteurs. Concerns identified by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion on the safety of journalists (Human Rights Council decision 24/116)
11:32 am

Oral statement delivered by Ms. Gayathry Venkiteswaranon behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)   Wednesday, 11 June 2014 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in solidarity with the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). We welcome this initiative at the international level to discuss the important issue of the safety of journalists and hope [ Read more ]

26th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
6 June 2014 5:27 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 26th regular session from 10 to 27 June 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.   Oral Statements Panel Discussion on the safety of journalists (Human Rights Council decision 24/116) (11 June 2014) Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with [ Read more ]

Amicus Brief on Indonesia’s Ormas Law
24 March 2014 4:29 pm

Introduction  1. This amicus brief is submitted on behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) (“the Amicus”), in accordance with the rules on intervention set by the Constitutional Court of Indonesia. FORUM-ASIA is a Bangkok-based regional human rights non-governmental organisation with 47 member organisations across 16 Asian countries, including in Indonesia, where [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Passage of Ormas Bill Condemned, Campaign to Oppose the Law to Continue
4 July 2013 3:29 pm

(Bangkok, 4 July 2013): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) deplored the passage of the Bill on Societal Organizations (Ormas Bill), which it says does not comply with international human rights norms and standards. On 2 July 2013, lawmakers in Indonesia’s House of Representatives voted in favour of the passage of the [ Read more ]

Indonesia : Restrictive draft Ormas law must be rejected at upcoming Parliamentary sitting
10 May 2013 2:53 pm

Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) Republic of Indonesia Gedung Nusantara III Jl. Jenderal Gatot Subroto Jakarta 10270 Indonesia Fax: (62) 21 571 5925, 21 573 4469 Dear Members of DPR, Re: Restrictive draft Ormas law must be rejected at upcoming Parliamentary sitting The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a Bangkok-based regional human rights [ Read more ]

21st HRC Regular Session – Oral Statement Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on Indonesia
20 September 2012 11:46 am

Thank you, Madam President. FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in association with its member organisations in Indonesia: HRWG, Imparsial and KontraS.[1] We express our appreciation to the government of Indonesia for making available in advance their responses to the 36 pending recommendations (A/HRC/21/7/Add.1). While we welcome that in total 150 recommendations were accepted, we register our [ Read more ]

Joint letter to Indonesian President on enforced disappearance of the 13 political activists in 1997-98
30 August 2012 10:31 am

Your Excellency, In full support of the campaign of human rights defenders in Indonesia around International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we write to urge you to ensure justice for the 13 pro-democracy activists who were forcibly disappeared in 1997 and 1998: Sonny, Yani Afri, Ismail, Abdun Nasser, Dedi Hamdun, Noval Alkatiri, Wiji [ Read more ]