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
Criminal Justice & Legal System
November 10, 2022
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
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 – 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
Eduard Lazarus – After two years of pandemic killjoy, Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations last month had a festive feel.
August 31, 2022
Amira Paripurna (360info), Surabaya – Indonesia is on the cusp of the biggest criminal justice reform since independence.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Liam James – A British grandmother is waiting to be executed in a Bali jail.
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
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 – 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
Antara, Jakarta – Sixty-six judges candidates underwent medical and psychiatric examinations at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital.
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
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
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
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
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police named three prison officers as suspects on Sept.
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
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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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Simon Butt – On 1 September, Indonesia's national legislature (DPR) passed amendments to the Constitutional Court Law.
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
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
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
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
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
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