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Strategies to Reduce Overcrowding in Indonesia: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

In the formation of law, the purpose of the State should be the main reference for lawmakers to think about. The 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia specifies four purposes of the State, i.e., to protect all the people

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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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Eksekusi Tanpa Notifikasi: Protes Keras Tidak Cukup!

Eksekusi terhadap terpidana mati yang merupakan seorang Tenaga Kerja Indonesia (TKI) kembali dilakukan oleh Pemerintah Arab Saudi tanpa memberikan notifikasi terlebih dahulu kepada Pemerintah Indonesia. Terhadap hal tersebut, Presiden Joko Widodo harus melayangkan  protes langsung kepada pemerintah Arab Saudi serta

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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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Freedom in Danger: The Current Development of Indonesian Bill of Penal Code

The Penal Code of the Republic of Indonesia is inherited from the Dutch East Indies and was applied in Indonesia as regulated in the Law No.1 year 1946 on Penal Code. In 1963, based on the resolution of National Law

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ICJR: Government of Indonesia Should Consistently Promote “Win-Win Solution” Regarding the Provisions of Death Penalty in the Penal Code Bill (RKUHP)

The government’s recommendation to alter the provisions related to the conditions of probation period for convicted sentenced to death shows that the goverment are in doubt in taking a side on this issue. The recommendation entails that the conditions shall

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Political Economy of Pre-Trial Detention: Indonesia Case Study

Pre-trial detention has increasingly become recognised as an important problem in prisons, contributing to overcrowding and poor prison conditions. It can indicate how state and society treats suspects, and can indicate problems with compliance with the principles of due process,

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Constitutional Court Rejected the Petition for a Judicial Review of Article 284, paragraph (1), paragraph (2), paragraph (3), paragraph (4) and paragraph (5), Article 285 and Article 292 of the Indonesian Criminal Code

In Decision No. 46/PUU-XIV/2016 dated 14 December 2017, the Constitutional Court rejected Case No. 46/PUU-XIV/2016 on a Judicial Review of Article 284, paragraph (1), paragraph (2), paragraph (3), paragraph (4) and paragraph (5), Article 285 and Article 292 of the

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Criminalization over Abortion in the RKUHP will Potentially Target Pregnant Women, Rape Victims and Health Personnel/Supporting Personnel

In the RKUHP, the setting of ‘deliberate termination of a human pregnancy’, or also known as abortion, is regulated in two chapters, namely Chapter XIV on Crimes against Decency (Kesusilaan), specifically in the Sixth Section on Treatment that May Lead

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