The strengthening of State Protection in the Future Indonesian Criminal Code

The discussion of Book II of the Draft Bill on the Indonesian Criminal Code (Rancangan Kitab Undang-Undang Hukum Pidana – “RKUHP”) has been up to Article 285 During the recess period of the House, on 31 October to 15 November

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Joint Stakeholder’s Report Relating to the Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Association and Assembly in Indonesia

This report was prepared by a number of civil society organisations in Indonesia, namely, CIVICUS, Legal Aid Center for the Press (LBH Pers), the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM), the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR), Peoples Participation

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Indonesia: Criminalization of consensual intimacy or sexual activity for unmarried couples in Aceh must end

Amnesty International and the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) are seriously concerned about the Aceh Islamic Criminal Code (Qanun Jinayat), which came into effect in the province a year ago. The code criminalizes consensual sexual relations and extends the

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Response to the Revision of Information and Electronic Transaction Law (ITE Law): Five Crucial Issues in the ITE Law that Threaten Freedom of Expression in Indonesia

On Thursday, 28 October 2016, the House of Representatives conduct plenary meeting to determine the revision of the ITE Law which has been discussed by the Working Group of Commission I at the House. After nearly six months, finally the

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A year Qanun Jinayat: Excessive Usage of Caning in Aceh

The Indonesian government must put an end to caning as a form of punishment and repeal or revise the provisions within the Qanun Jinayat (Islamic Criminal Law in Aceh) that provides violations of international law and national criminal law. Caning

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Joint Report on Issues on Death Penalty in Indonesia

This stakeholders’ report was jointly prepared by seven civil societies that are concerned with the issues relating to the death penalty in Indonesia. Notwithstanding the Government of Indonesia’s rejection of recommendations to abolish the death penalty,[1] this report conveys other

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Joint Report on Issues Relating to the Qanun Jinayat of Aceh

The report is also part of follow-up agreement in workshopon Qanun Jinayat held by SP on October 6th2016 along with CSO networks, religious leaders, and academics from Aceh and National. Through this workshop, SP had gathered various data and situation

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PERPPU: Not the Best Solution for Sexual Offences Against Children Cases

Response on the Effort to Legalize Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Peraturan Pemerintah Pengganti Undang-Undang – “PERPPU”) No. 1 of 2016 on Child Protection as a Law. On Wednesday, 12 October 2016, the House of Representatives (“House”) will continue

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Indonesia: Time to establish a moratorium on executions and review all death penalty cases as first steps towards abolition

Joint Public Statement of Amnesty International, ELSAM (Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy), HRWG (Human Rights Working Group), ICJR (Institute for Criminal Justice Reform), Imparsial, LBH Masyarakat (Community Legal Aid Institute) and PKNI (Indonesian Drug User Network) On 10 October,

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Joint Stakeholders Report on Issues Relating to the Revision of Penal Code and Situation of Torture in Indonesia

In previous UPR session in 2012, Indonesia received a number of recommendations from other member States, one of which specifically related to the need of an adequate revision of the Penal Code and ensuring that preventive measures and legal ramification

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