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ICLU 3/2017: Indonesia’s Legal Framework on Defamation Law

This edition of ICLU elaborates the legal framework on defamation law in Indonesia. The discussion will cover all provisions regarding both criminal defamation and civil defamation currently incorporated in various Indonesian laws. It is noteworthy that the current situation on

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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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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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ICLaD Issue No 1/2016

This Edition of ICLad will elaborate matters on the revision process of criminal law in two pieces of regulations that are currently being deliberated at the House of Representative (DPR). This deliberation process is referred to Draft Bill on the

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ICJR Criticizes District Court of Bandung Decision on Wisni’s Case and District Court of Yogyakarta Decision on Florence’s case

Both decisions has undermined the criminal law principles and constitutes a violation of freedom of expression protected by the Indonesian Constitution Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) criticizes District Court of Bandung on Wesni Yetti’s case and District Court of

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House sets priority bills despite early criticism

After weeks of discussion with the government, the House of Representatives Legislation Body (Baleg) has completed a list of 159 bills regulating various aspects of life to be endorsed until 2019. However, some have sparked concern, particularly from law observers.

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Report on Criminal Law Reform: Review and Recommendation

General Overview on Indonesia Criminal Law Reform 2014 Early 2013, the government finally submitted two crucial legislation, namely the Draft Bill on Criminal Code (RKUHP) and Draft Bill on Criminal Procedural Law (RKUHAP) to the House of Representatives. These draft

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ICJR Demands the Government to Fulfill Promise to Revise ITE Law and Repeal Article 27 Paragraph 3 of ITE Law

Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) reminds the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara, to immediately fulfil the Government’s promise to revise Law on Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE Law). Anggara, the Chairperson of Governing Board of ICJR, asserts

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Activists condemn arrest of student who insulted Yogyakarta

Civil-liberty groups have urged police to release Florence Sihombing, a graduate student at Gadjah Mada University’s school of law, who has been detained by the police for insulting the city of Yogyakarta. The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of

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Alexander Adonis V. The Philippines

Kasus ini akan membawa dampak secara global karena UN Human Rights Committee untuk pertama kalinya menyatakan bahwa menahan seorang penulis karena perkara penghinaan adalah bagian dari pelanggaran terhadap kebebasan berekspresi . Selain itu, UN Human Rights Committee juga menyatakan bahwa

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