Indonesia Fair Trial Report 2018

Happy New Year 2019! New year is usually followed up by evaluating during the past one year and determining the resolutions for the upcoming years. We (the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform) is also embedding this spirit. This report is

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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

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ICLU: Indonesia’s Legal Framework on Anti Terrorism

The war on terrorism has made the government of Indonesia to renew the policy on terrorism. Although critics received from human rights activists, the revision process of Law on Terrorism continued and was finally agreed upon by the government and

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ICJR’s Commentary on the 2019-2024 Presidential Candidates Campaign Regarding Criminal Policy Reform in Indonesia

September 2018 marks the beginning of Indonesian Presidential Campaign of 2019 Election. With duo presidents and vice presidents competing, both parties are competing to promote their best vision and mission to win people’s votes. Looking at their vision and mission,

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Death Penalty Policy in Indonesia

As a part of many types of punishment, death penalty in Indonesia was not introduced by the colonial government—the Netherland Indies government. Prior to the European colonialism, Kings and Sultans in Nusantara region have implemented death penalty to their slaves/subordinates.

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ICJR Appreciates Jambi High Court Decision to Release Minor Rape Victim

When the Jambi High Court weighed the force majors in its ruling, it displayed that the Panel of Judges when reviewing this case was not only black and white but meticulously considering the condition of the victim. This consideration is

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7 Critical Issues Absent from the Presidential Speech Commemorating the 73rd Indonesian Independence Day

ICJR notes seven issues that should have been mentioned by the President Joko Widodo to demonstrate his commitment in Nawacita which includes providing security to all citizens, criminal justice reform, enhancing public welfare, and of course, the mental revolution. On

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ICJR Sent Amicus Curiae to Jambi High Court for Rape Victim Jailed for Abortion

On Monday, 6 August 2018, ICJR has sent Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) Letter to the Jambi High Court for the Case of a minor (hereinafter X) who received 6 months of imprisonment as ruled in the Muara Bulian

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ICJR calls for Government Assurance on “Indonesian Way” of Death Penalty

The administration of President Joko Widodo introduced the commutation mechanism for the death penalty as criminal punishment. This mechanism applies when there is no execution being done in 10 years of waiting period, the punishment would be commuted from death

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Indonesia: Release 15-year-old rape survivor jailed for abortion

Amnesty International Indonesia and the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) call on Indonesian authorities to unconditionally and immediately release a 15-year-old girl who was convicted for obtaining an abortion after having been raped by her brother. Our organizations also

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