Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) claims to have found procedural violations by the National Police in the detention of demonstrators foll
Human Rights & Justice
January 9, 2020
Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has revealed that a number of alleged violations of standard operating procedures or protap by police took place during the
December 27, 2019
Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – Indonesia plans to revive a 'truth and reconciliation' commission to bring closure over past human rights violations, including the killing of hundreds of t
December 25, 2019
Nic Maclellan – Yudha Korwa was just 17 years old when he was attacked by Indonesian soldiers during the Biak massacre on 6 July 1998.
December 24, 2019
Twenty-nineteen has been the worst year on record for the people of West Papua. They cannot enjoy their Christmas this year.
December 16, 2019
The 79 member states of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) group are seeking international action over human rights abuses in West Papua.
December 13, 2019
Jakarta – A civil society coalition calling themselves the People's Front for Human Rights Bandung (Bara Hamba) is urging the Minister for Human Rights and Justice (Kemenkumham) to rev
Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the statement by Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs, Mahfud MD, who
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) Head of research Rivanlee Anandar criticized Coordinating Minister Mahfud Md's claim on zero hum
December 11, 2019
Jakarta – When President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo first entered office in 2014, activists and families of victims of past rights abuses pinned their hopes on him finally bringing closure t
Arya Dipa, Bandung – Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has acknowledged that human rights violations are still prevalent in Indonesia but has said t
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Representatives of the victims of human rights violations in Indonesia have called on the National Human Rights Commission, or Komnas HAM, to continue its inve
December 10, 2019
Farih Maulana Sidik, Jakarta – Students from a number of different campuses held a demonstration in front of the State Palace in Central Jakarta to commemorate International Human Righ
Sausan Atika, Jakarta – Dozens of people wearing black clothes from rights group Amnesty International Indonesia marched to the State Secretary office in Central Jakarta on Tuesday to
Ahmad Bil Wahid, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has issued a report on the handling of human rights (HAM) issues in 2019 in Indonesia.
Putu Ayu Palupi – Scores of students in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta held a protest action at the Pal Putih Monument on December 10 to commemorate International Human Rights Day
University students and human rights activists staged a rally on Sunday in West Papua demanding Indonesia's President Joko Widodo fulfil his vow to settle a human rights violation case
December 9, 2019
Jakarta – East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa has laid the first stone for the Munir Human Rights Museum in Batu, East Java, marking the start of construction of a museum dedic
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – University students and human rights activists staged a rally on Sunday in Sorong, West Papua, demanding that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo fulfill his vow to
December 7, 2019
Purwani Diyah Prabandari, Jakarta – A number of regional administrations are striving hard to make human rights the basis of their policies.
Dili – How Arsica was reunited with her parents after 41 years.
December 6, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Ombudsman has submitted a report alleging maladministration in a "peace declaration" that sought resolve the 1989 Talangsari tragedy in Central Lampung.
December 5, 2019
Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has asked the Education and Culture Ministry to teach the history of the country's human rights abuses in school.
Jakarta – Many people in the country doubt whether the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin is capable of resolving cases of past human rights abuse in the coun
December 1, 2019
Fanny Syariful Alam – On 10 December 2015 Bandung's then mayor Ridwan Kamil signed the Bandung City of Human Rights Charter, honouring the city's official commitment to uphold the huma