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
Criminal Justice & Legal System
March 16, 2021
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
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
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
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
July 15, 2020
July 14, 2020
Arnold Belau, Jayapura – Surya Anta revealed the rot behind Indonesian prisons.
July 13, 2020
Jakarta – Papuan activists and former political prisoner (tapol) Surya Anta has revealed that his first upload from a series of tweets (thread) on conditions at the Salemba prison in C
Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – The Judicial Commission (KY) began its search for a new Supreme Court justice and eight ad hoc judges on Friday, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia.
Jakarta – Papua activist Surya Anta was released from prison in August after serving a nine-month sentence for makar (treason, subversion, rebellion).
July 9, 2020
Jakarta – No wonder many people have dubbed fugitive tycoon Djoko Sugiharto Tjandra "Joker" as he has turned the Indonesian justice system into a laughing stock.
June 25, 2020
Jakarta – Death row inmates Aulia Kesuma and her son, Geovanni Kelvin, who were found guilty of soliciting the murders of Aulia's husband and stepson, are seeking to avoid the death pe
June 4, 2020
Jakarta – A 31-year-old woman in Tandun district, Rokan Hulu regency, Riau was sentenced to seven days in jail and a two-month probation period after having been found guilty of steali
May 30, 2020
Jakarta – Senayan has approved the proposal to revise the Constitutional Court Law. There is no urgent need to do so.
May 26, 2020
Jakarta – National Police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan has said that 135 prisoners, who were released early in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, are back to committing crimes.
Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – Law enforcement agencies must look at alternatives to detaining criminal suspects and defendants to aid efforts to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in the country's