Indonesia

Jakarta Recommendations on Freedom of Expression in the Context of Religion
3 July 2015 5:38 pm

The Jakarta Recommendations are the outcome of discussions at a regional consultation on “Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms in Asia”, held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 3-5 June 2015. Over 140 people, comprised of experts, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, [ Read more ]

Oral Statement – HRC29: Follow up and Implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action
30 June 2015 11:46 am

29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: Follow up and Implementation of the VDPA Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 29 June 2015 Mr. President, the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA) makes several references to [ Read more ]

Asian civil society organizations concerned over scrapping of Indonesia’s direct local elections and suppression of freedom of assembly during Bali Democracy Forum
10 October 2014 7:06 pm

Statement in Conjunction with the 2014 Bali Civil Society Forum and Bali Democracy Forum Bali, Indonesia / 9 October 2014 The Asian Democracy Network (ADN) expresses our deep concern in solidarity with 11 Indonesian civil society organisations (CSOs) that the controversial passage of the Regional Elections Law by the National Assembly on 26 September 2014 is a serious [ Read more ]

Indonesian Government Must Address Impunity for Munir’s Assassination
12 September 2014 4:34 pm

12 September 2014 Mr. Joko Widodo The Elected President of Indonesia Transitional House (Rumah Transisi) Jl. Situbondo no.10 Menteng, Central Jakarta   Your Excellency, We write to you today to express our serious concern that ten years after the assassination of human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, the Government of Indonesia has yet to conduct [ Read more ]

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 ]