ICJR Calls the Government and the House of Representatives to Carefully Measure the Duration of Arrest in the Anti-Terrorism Bill

The Government and the House of Representatives continued the discussion of the Anti-Terrorism Bill on 31 May 2017 in the Meeting Room of the Parliament’s Working Committee. The discussion is still focusing on the List of Issues (Daftar Inventarisasi Masalah)

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ICJR: Personal Conversation Should Not Be Criminalized

A private conversation between two adults is not the domain of criminal law. Cases of personal conversation, including conversations containing private intimate video between two adults are a recent trend of criminal charges. There are at least 3 cases related

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The Treatment of the Bombing Victims in Kampung Melayu Must Be Heightened

The punctual treatment of the bombing victims in Kampung Melayu needs to be appreciated. The emergency medical services do require acceleration and coordination from all of the parties. However, the government and relevant agencies must provide post-emergency medical services consistently,

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ICJR Strongly Criticized the Caning of LGBT Couple in Aceh

The Jinayat Law (Qanun Jinayat) for LGBT has created a tremendous stigma against LGBT groups and simultaneously discriminately targeting them for their sexual orientation. This Law encourages people to be homophobia, to do self-monitoring and detain anyone suspected for having

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Legislative Framework on Torture in Indonesia

Torture is often occuring in many places. In 2015, the National Police is ranked first as the institution being reported by the society to the National Commission of Human Rights (“Komnas HAM”). This situation is caused by various reasons, including

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ICLU Issue No 1/2017

A new beginning in 2017, we decided to change the name of this publication from ICLaD to ICLU. This change is part of our effort to present an overview and basic information about the latest legal developments in the Indonesia

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Increasing Criminal Sanction for Criminal Defamation in the R KUHP

Criminal Defamation in the Draft Criminal Code (R KUHP): elements of Criminal Defamation should be more precise, justifications must be expanded and criminal sanctions should be lighter. On 16 January 2017, the Working Committee for the R KUHP in Commission

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Larger State Intervention towards Articles on Decency under the Draft Bill on Criminal Code

“Crimes related to decency that are victimless crime in nature have the tendency to be overcriminalized” On 14 December 2016, the Working Committee (Panitia Kerja – “Panja”) of the Draft Bill on Criminal Code (“RKUHP”) at the Commission III of

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Unravelling the Roots of Makar: Judicial Review Submission on “Makar” to the Constitutional Court, 16 December 2016

The Criminal Code (“KUHP”) is the current legal framework for criminal law in Indonesia, which is originated from the Wetboek van Strafrecht voor Nederlandsch Indie (WvSNI). This legislation was ratified in Indonesia by Koninklijk Besluit (King’s Command) No. 33, dated

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ICLaD Issue No 3/2016

In this edition we decided to publish a descriptive article, which aims to elaborate the legal framework of death penalty aspects, including the proposed provisions under Draft Bill on Criminal Code and Draft Bill on Criminal Procedural Law. This publication

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