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 prepared to evaluate the implementation of fair trial in Indonesia during 2018, including to identify what are the key challenges that must be improved during 2019.

We prepared this report using the expert judgement methodology, by determining the score of four main indicators and 25 derivative/additional indicators of fair trial principle, which conducted by experts and practitioners. This evaluation report is created as a baseline to be improved in upcoming years. From this year report, we are planning to gather preliminary information to be further developed into a more justified methodology and can capture the whole picture of a phenomenon, such as pair comparison and even analytical hierarchy process. Therefore, the lack of methodological aspect is always being identified openly for the purpose of improvement in the future.

Regardless the methodology problem, the purpose of this publication is to encourage the comprehensive and in-depth improvement of the implementation of justice system, to be inline with the vision and mission on why our organization was established. Therefore, our small contribution in the form of this publication can be utilized as suggestion, inputs, and critics towards the policymakers so that they can conclude their duties to realize judicial reform in comprehensive means and human rights-oriented.

We would like to deliver our gratitude towards the experts and practitioners that were willing to allocate their time and thoughts to examine this report. We thank Muhamad Isnur (the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation – YLBHI), Anugerah Rizki Akbari (Indonesia Jentera School of Law – STH Indonesia Jentera), Siti Husna Lebby Amin (Legal Aid Institute ‘APIK’), Ricky Gunawan (Legal Aid Institute‘Masyarakat’), Totok Yulianto (Indonesia Legal Aid and Human Rights Association – PBHI), and Irianto Subiakto (Indonesian Bar Association – Peradi). We also would like to thank that helped us for the data processing of this fair trial evaluation report.

We are open to any inputs and criticism towards this report Not merely for the improvement of the report and research, but also for the improvement of the fair trial implementation in Indonesia. It is hoped that this report can trigger discussions, debates, and formulation of new policies under the framework of judicial reform in Indonesia

Download Indonesia Fair Trial Report 2018 here

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