Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The reappointed Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H.
Criminal Justice & Legal System
November 5, 2019
October 28, 2019
James Massola and Amilia Rosa, Jakarta – Indonesia's global reputation will be severely damaged if an unofficial moratorium on the death penalty ends and executions restart, human righ
October 10, 2019
After a wave of protests from students, civil society activists and prominent community figures, the national legislature (DPR) and the government finally agreed to postpone passing a
October 4, 2019
Heru Asprihanto, Tangerang – After 13 years of happily unmarried life that has brought them three children, one middle-aged Indonesian couple is worried.
September 30, 2019
Devana Senanayake – 'My crotch does not belong to the government,' read a board held up in a protest against a series of proposed updates to the Dutch-era criminal code in Indonesia.
September 26, 2019
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Justice and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly lambasted critics of the criminal code bill for pointlessly debating articles that had actually become law fo
September 25, 2019
A lawmaker from the House of Representatives (DPR) claimed yesterday that foreigners visiting Indonesia "need not worry" about articles criminalizing sex outside of marriage contained
Julia Hollingsworth – Thousands of student protesters have taken to the streets of Indonesia to oppose a controversial draft criminal code that would make consensual sex outside of mar
Peter Hackney – A lawmaker from Indonesia's House of Representatives has claimed foreigners "need not worry" about proposed laws criminalising extramarital sex, contained in the draft
September 24, 2019
Jakarta – Thousands of students rallied in cities across Indonesia on Tuesday (Sept 24) against proposed changes to the criminal code that they say would threaten civil liberties.
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Legal Commission Deputy Erma Suryani Ranik says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo expressed no objections upon erasing
Hotman Siregar & Carlos Ky Paath, Jakarta – The House of Representatives, or DPR, agrees to postpone deliberations on the controversial Criminal Code bill until lawmakers elected i
September 23, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – National Mandate Party (PAN) Zulkifli Hasan announced that the party will completely support President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's call on the House of Representatives (D
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) law commission deputy Desmond J.
Andreas Harsono – Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced on Friday he wanted parliament to delay its vote on the country's proposed new criminal code.
September 22, 2019
Yustinus Paat & Dina Fitri Anisa, Jakarta – The proposed criminal code bill as it stands today will be a bane in Indonesia's effort to attract foreign investments and tourists, pol
September 21, 2019
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Deputy Speaker Fahri Hamzah insisted that the new Criminal Code Draft Bill (RKUHP) must be enacted as scheduled despite direct ord
Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) Chairperson Asfinawati has questioned why President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo did not intervene in the deliberation and enactment of other c
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Member of the Prosperity and Justice Party (PKS) fraction Nasir Djamil, expressed his disagreement following President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's instruction to post
Fana Suparman, Jakarta – The head of a government team tasked with drafting the new criminal code said on Friday he would complete his job to end a century-old judicial system inherite
September 20, 2019
Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's move to postpone the enactment of the Draft Criminal Code (RKU
Alana Mazzoni and Alison Bevege – Australians have already started cancelling their holidays to Bali over fears they could be arrested ahead of Indonesia's threat to make sex outside o
Emma Connors – The Indonesian government has urged foreigners to read the fine print in proposed legislative changes that appear to enable prosecution of same-sex relationships and sex
Kate Lamb, Jakarta – Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, has ordered his government to postpone the ratification of a deeply controversial criminal code that would outlaw living togeth
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The draft revisions of Law No.