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November 10, 2022

CNN Indonesia - November 10, 2022

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia media and campaign manager Nurina Savitri says that there are still many articles with the potential to violate human rights in the latest vers

October 27, 2022

Tempo - October 27, 2022

Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – The possible legal punishment for unmarried couples who check in at hotels which are said to be overseen by the Draft Criminal Code Bill (RKUHP), dubb

October 10, 2022

Al Jazeera - October 10, 2022

Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – When Indonesia recently unveiled the latest plans to overhaul its ageing Criminal Code, one of the articles that caught everyone's eye was the one a

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 10, 2022

Jakarta – It is not unusual for politicians to bend or even break rules to achieve their goals. In its most basic, if not cynical form, politics is nothing but a "means to an end".

September 1, 2022

The Interpreter - September 1, 2022

Eduard Lazarus – After two years of pandemic killjoy, Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations last month had a festive feel.

August 31, 2022

Jakarta Post - August 31, 2022

Amira Paripurna (360info), Surabaya – Indonesia is on the cusp of the biggest criminal justice reform since independence.

Jakarta Post - August 31, 2022

Anugerah Rizki Akbari (360info), Depok, West Java, Indonesia – Indonesia's new criminal code will ink a new chapter in the country's judicial history, but it won't stop the long-standin

June 29, 2022

Tempo - June 29, 2022

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej said the government would not drop down the article regarding insults to the president in the d

June 18, 2022

CNN Indonesia - June 18, 2022

Jakarta – A number of civil society organisations have urged the government to publish the latest version of the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP).

June 9, 2022

Tempo.co - June 9, 2022

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The National Alliance for the Reform of the Criminal Code has sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo demanding that he give the public access to the la

Tabloid JUBI - June 9, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The Manado Military Court III-17 on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, held a hearing to read the charges against two Indonesian Military (TNI) members who shot and killed two re

June 2, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - June 2, 2022

Yogyakarta, Jubi – The Makassar District Court on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, sentenced six defendants in the attack on the Kisor Military Post in Maybrat Regency, West Papua.

May 28, 2022

CNN Indonesia - May 28, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Director Muhammad Isnur has criticised the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) saying it could trigger a rise in the number of child marriages

May 17, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - May 17, 2022

If you did the crime, you can't suddenly wear a hijab or a kopiah to save yourself from doing the time, as Indonesia's attorney general is set to enforce new dress codes preventing defe

May 10, 2022

Independent - May 10, 2022

Liam James – A British grandmother is waiting to be executed in a Bali jail.

April 30, 2022

Jakarta Post - April 30, 2022

Nur Janti, Jakarta – A local district court in West Java stunned activists this week after sending four convicted robbers to prison despite mounting proof of wrongful arrest and police

April 29, 2022

The Guardian - April 29, 2022

Christopher Knaus and Ben Doherty – Staring at the camera, Anto's face, wide-eyed and child-like, invites a simple question.

March 25, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - March 25, 2022

Jakarta – Anwar Usman, a 65-year-old widower and chief justice of the Constitutional Court, will give his fiance Idawati the ultimate gift of love for her 56th birthday on May 26: a wed

March 16, 2022

Tempo - March 16, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Sixty-six judges candidates underwent medical and psychiatric examinations at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital.

February 22, 2022

Tempo - February 22, 2022

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, in delivering the Supreme Court (MA) annual report special session on Tuesday encouraged the use of alternative models i

December 26, 2021

Tempo - December 26, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Some 12,641 Christian and Catholic inmates in Indonesian prisons received special Christmas Day remission from the Law and Human Rights Ministry's Directorate General

December 23, 2021

Jakarta Globe - December 23, 2021

A delegation of the Indonesian Constitutional Court was on an official visit to Uzbekistan this week to share experience and establish cooperation with a similar institution of the host

October 30, 2021

Al Jazeera - October 30, 2021

Aisyah Llewellyn – When Arif Setyawan was given a three-year prison sentence in August 2015 for terrorism-related offences, he was sent to Salemba Prison in Jakarta – a place that has h

September 22, 2021

UCA News - September 22, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police named three prison officers as suspects on Sept.

September 9, 2021

Reuters - September 9, 2021

Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – The death toll from a blaze that tore through Tangerang jail has risen to 44, as authorities pledged to look at whether more inmates could receive reha

September 8, 2021

Jakarta Globe - September 8, 2021

Chairul Fikri, Bayu Marhaenjati, Grace N.

Jakarta Globe - September 8, 2021

Bayu Marhaenjati, Tangerang, Banten – At least 41 inmates still locked in their cells died after fire engulfed at the Tangerang Penitentiary in Banten, just south of Jakarta, early on W

ABC News - September 8, 2021

David Rising and Niniek Karmini (Associated Press), Jakarta – Overcrowding, mass escapes, protest riots, extremism and corruption: Indonesia's prisons have long been a hotbed of problem

July 30, 2021

UCA News - July 30, 2021

Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – Prosecutors in Indonesia have sought the death penalty for eight people accused of smuggling crystal methamphetamine into the country last year.

June 30, 2021

Jakarta Globe - June 30, 2021

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – While the majority of the Indonesian people are in favor of death penalty, their support for it declines as they learn more about the scope of judicial killin

June 21, 2021

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 21, 2021

Jakarta – The government and the House of Representatives have resumed deliberation on a Bill that would revise the Criminal Code and they appear to be determined to pass what would be

June 8, 2021

Kompas.com - June 8, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The National Alliance for Criminal Code Reform says it regrets a move by the Justice and Human Rights Ministry (Kemenkumham) to start socialising revisi

June 7, 2021

May 20, 2021

Tempo - May 20, 2021

Jakarta – The success of habilitation programs in a number of jails proves that drug users need rehabilitation, not criminalization.

April 22, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - April 22, 2021

Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – The South Jakarta District Court has rejected a pretrial motion filed by two Papuan student activists accused of robbery, Ruland Rudolof Karafir and Finakat M

Agence France Presse - April 22, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia has sentenced scores of prisoners to death over Zoom and other video apps during the pandemic in what critics say is an "inhumane" insult to those facing

March 16, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - March 16, 2021

Gaby Gabriela Langi – In 2015, the government began implementing a rehabilitation program for drug convicts in Indonesian prisons, with the support of the conservative National Narcotic

November 13, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 13, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to award six Constitutional Court justices civilian honors has come under scrutiny, with critics noting that it could

October 15, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 15, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – A university lecturer has challenged the revised Constitutional Court Law that increases the maximum term and minimum age for the court's justices, arguing that

September 21, 2020

The Guardian - September 21, 2020

A Chinese drug trafficker facing a death sentence has escaped from jail on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, by tunnelling through the sewers, police have said.

September 14, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - September 14, 2020

Melissa Crouch – The attention of much of the world is fixated on COVID-19: the daily infection rates, the number of fatalities and the ebb and flow of restrictions on freedoms in the n

September 9, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 9, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) has adopted a Constitutional Court (MK) law revision that increases the maximum term for its justices, a sticky issue since i

September 3, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - September 3, 2020

Simon Butt – On 1 September, Indonesia's national legislature (DPR) passed amendments to the Constitutional Court Law.

September 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 1, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – House of Representatives Commission III, which oversees legal affairs, has finished the deliberations for a revision of the Constitutional Court Law, despite ci

Jakarta Post - September 1, 2020

The House of Representatives passed a revision of the Constitutional Court Law on Tuesday amid criticism from activists and experts over a potential conflict of interest that is feared

August 29, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 29, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – A coalition of civil society groups has called on the House of Representatives to repeal problematic articles in the revision to the Constitutional Court (MK) L

August 28, 2020

Kompas.com - August 28, 2020

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) is concerned that revisions to the Constitutional Court Law (UU MK) are being used as a tool for political barter by the gove

August 26, 2020

Human Rights Watch News Release - August 26, 2020

Andreas Harsono – At least 17 prisons in Indonesia have Covid-19 cases, with 120 inmates and 18 officials infected with the coronavirus, according to a joint report from human rights gr

July 24, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 24, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has urged the government to reassess the Juvenile Justice System Law as the vast majority of underage off

July 19, 2020