ICLU: New Death Penalty Law in Indonesia

This edition of ICLU discusses the regulation in Indonesia regarding the Death penalty in the new Criminal Code, Law No. 1 of 2023. The death penalty provisions in the New Criminal Code provide more mitigating for defendants when compared to

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2022 Report on Death Penalty in Indonesia: “No One is Protected”

The trajectory of the death penalty in 2022 is characterized by two patterns. First, like in previous years, death penalty is used as a populist narrative, as if countries implementing death penalty have succeeded in dealing with crimes. In 2022,

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Advocacy for Equity in Service Responses for Women who Use Drugs as Survivors of Gender Based Violence Based on TPKS Law

After the passing of the Law on Sexual Violence Offences (UU TPKS/ TPKS Law) the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) and the Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) conducted research on gender-based violence experienced and the extent to

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Torture in the Cases of Death Penalty in Indonesia: “One Too Many”

The death penalty remains to be a historical liability and a hindrance to legal reform in Indonesia even though there has been a political will from the government to moderate Indonesian criminal law through the ratification of the new Criminal

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Recommendation on the Specific Regulations of Fair Trial Rights for People Facing Death Penalty in the Bill of Criminal Procedure Code

People facing the death penalty in the Indonesian criminal justice system have not received serious attention from the Government. The protection of the rights of a fair trial during the judicial process which ultimately leads to the death penalty has

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Notes on the Law which Qualifies “Barang Bukti” as Legal Evidence

Under the criminal justice system in Indonesia so far, the terms “legal evidence” and “confiscated objects” are distinguished. In terms of legal definition and theory of law of evidence, both have different roles and functions in the truth finding process.

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How the Risk of Police Coercion during Questioning is Addressed in Queensland, Australia

Improperly obtained confessions and admissions during police questioning can be very problematic for the legitimacy and efficacy of the criminal justice system. The risk of confessions and admissions being produced through coercive questioning practices is addressed in a number of

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ICJR Submitted 4 Documents to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the Issues of Criminal Justice System Reform in Indonesia

In 2022, Indonesia will go through the 4th cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for the United Nations (UN) Human Rights mechanism. This review aims to assess the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to fulfilling human rights in its country. In

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Situation Report on Death Penalty Policies in Indonesia of 2021 “Double Uncertainty: Calling for the Assurance of Commutations in the Death Penalty Cases”

ICJR welcome the new chapter in 2022 by publishing an annual report on death penalty cases that have been collected throughout 2021. To the present, ICJR has consistently reported on the development of the situation related to the application of

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The Overlooked – She in Vortex of Death Penalty

It seems that the struggle to end the death penalty in Indonesia is still going to be a long way. However, we must continue to tirelessly be calling for the abolition of this punishment which is contrary to just and

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