2018 Indonesian Death Penalty Report: “Perpetuating Lies”

The fight to abolish death penalty in Indonesia is still a long way to go and it continues from now on. Many commitments that have been announced by Indonesia in many international forums, did not make Indonesia immediately abolish death penalty. Even though Indonesia has decided to support the recommendation from Austria, Italy, and Namibia inUniversal Periodic Review (UPR) 2017 to consider the implementation of death penalty moratorium or even take effort to abolish death penalty, in fact at the practical level death penalty is still implemented. Prosecution and court decisions on death penalty can still be found in Indonesia, even the trend on death penalty prosecution and court decisions for foreign citizens are still happening. Under the international human rights law, the implementation of death penalty can only be imposed towards the actions that are categorized under the most serious crimes. In addition, the death penalty decision must be rendered from a trial with high standards, fair, and impartial.

The commitment to implement death penalty moratorium that has been declared by Indonesia, in reality can be proven by actual effort through criminal policy reform. In 2018, Indonesia was seriously discussing several draft bills that caused the debate on death penalty, namely Draft Bill on Amendment to Terrorism Law, which was enacted in May 2018 and Draft Bill on Criminal Code (RKUHP) that is still discussed until now by the House of Representatives (DPR). Instead of abolishing death penalty, Law No. 5 of 2018 on Amendment to Law No. 15 of 2003 on Determination of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law No. 1 of 2002 on Eradication of Crime of Terrorism into a Law, re-introduced death penalty as one of criminal punishment form for the crime of terrorism.

Download here

We understand that not everyone has the same opportunity to support ICJR. Nevertheless, if you have similar perspective with use, then you will be part of our mission to create Indonesia with fair, accountable, and transparent legal system for all Indonesian citizens without discriminating based on social status, political perspective, race, genders, origins, and nations.

With only 15 thousand rupiah, you can be part of our mission and support ICJR to remain relevant in ensuring Indonesian legal system to be more fair, transparent, and accountable.

Click the following link icjr.or.id/15forjustice



Related Articles

Distribusi Ancaman Pidana dalam R KUHP dan Implikasinya

Rancangan KUHP yang saat ini dalam Pembahasan di DPR diklaim telah mengusung konsep pemidanaan baru yang lebih mengandalkan model alternative

ICJR: There Is No Need To Continue the Legal Process of Kaesang Pangarep’s Case

Processing a case like this will give an assumption that all forms of criticism and expression could be considered as

ICJR Kirimkan Amicus Curiae Dalam Kasus Yusniar di PN Makassar

“Kasus Yusniar tidak memenuhi prinsip delik aduan absolute dan prinsip penyebutan nama” Yusniar, seorang ibu rumah tangga diadili karena status