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Legislative Framework on Torture in Indonesia

Torture is often occuring in many places. In 2015, the National Police is ranked first as the institution being reported by the society to the National Commission of Human Rights (“Komnas HAM”). This situation is caused by various reasons, including

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Larger State Intervention towards Articles on Decency under the Draft Bill on Criminal Code

“Crimes related to decency that are victimless crime in nature have the tendency to be overcriminalized” On 14 December 2016, the Working Committee (Panitia Kerja – “Panja”) of the Draft Bill on Criminal Code (“RKUHP”) at the Commission III of

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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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Joint Report on Issues Relating to the Qanun Jinayat of Aceh

The report is also part of follow-up agreement in workshopon Qanun Jinayat held by SP on October 6th2016 along with CSO networks, religious leaders, and academics from Aceh and National. Through this workshop, SP had gathered various data and situation

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PERPPU: Not the Best Solution for Sexual Offences Against Children Cases

Response on the Effort to Legalize Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Peraturan Pemerintah Pengganti Undang-Undang – “PERPPU”) No. 1 of 2016 on Child Protection as a Law. On Wednesday, 12 October 2016, the House of Representatives (“House”) will continue

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ICJR: Final Results from the Discussion on the Draft Bill on Information and Electronic Transaction Will Still Potentially Threaten Freedom of Expression

“Revision to Article 27 (3) of the Information and Electronic Transaction Law (“ITE Law”) will not change the paradigm; the ITE Law will still threaten the freedom of expression and democracy” Based on the information received by the Institute for

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Expanding Crimes Relating to Decency will Potentially Generating Criminalization

ICJR has volunteered as an indirect related party applicant in this case on 12th August 2016 The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi – “MK”) is currently examining Case No: 46/PUU-XIV/2016 related to the review to Article

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Torture remains a part of Criminal Law Enforcement in Indonesia

“Indonesia has failed to prevent and handle many torture cases. Not to mention a weakening of their legal system against the torture” General situation On 26 June 2016, international community will once more celebrate the world’s anti-torture day. Indonesia, which

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Review of Laws Providing for Chemical Castration in Criminal Justice

Ministries and State Institutions in Jokowi government proposed a draft of Government Regulation in lieu of Law (PERPPU) to adopt chemical castration for perpetrators of child sexual crime. This proposal creates pros and cons among stakeholders including those legal experts,

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Revision of the Law on Combating Terrorism Should Reinforce the Rights of Victims to be Remedied

Prior to the case of the first Bali bombing, the Marriott Hotel bombing and the second Bali bombing, Indonesia’s response in the fight against terrorism is increasing dramatically. It is demonstrated with the issuance of Government Regulation in Lieu of

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