I Gede Wahyu Wicaksana – On 18 May 2021, Indonesia opposed a new UN General Assembly resolution to formally embrace the Responsibility to Protect (R2P).
Human Rights & Justice
July 15, 2021
July 7, 2021
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – The Papuan Students Alliance in Surabaya, East Java have staged a protest on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Biak massacre.
July 6, 2021
Today, the 6 July marks 23 years since the Indonesian security forces massacred scores of people in Biak, West Papua.
July 4, 2021
Natalia Laurensia Carmelia Yewen, Papua – It has been more than half a century since the former Dutch colony of Papua was integrated into Indonesia in a highly controversial referendum
June 24, 2021
Jakarta – The families of victims of human rights violations say they are disappointed that Presidential Regulation Number 53/2021 on a Human Rights National Action Plan (Ranham) for 20
June 22, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has officially ratified the Presidential Regulation No.
May 25, 2021
An exiled West Papuan leader has condemned Indonesian for "hypocrisy" in speaking out about Myanmar and Palestine while voting to ignore genocide and ethnic cleansing at the United Nati
May 24, 2021
The Indonesian government is speaking out about Myanmar and Palestine whilst voting to ignore genocide and ethnic cleansing at the UN.
May 22, 2021
Shailaja Neelakantan (BenarNews) – Indonesia joined North Korea, China, Russia and other repressive regimes in voting "no" this week on a U.N.
May 21, 2021
Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia says it is disappointed over the Indonesian government's position of opposing discussions on the Responsibility to Prote
May 20, 2021
Tommy Kurnia, New York City – Indonesia has joined the List of Shame at the United Nations after rejecting a UN resolution on "The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the prevention of
May 11, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) is questioning the Indonesian police's logic related to accusations that non-government organisations (NGOs) and human rights activ
May 6, 2021
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has called in a commitment by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo who once pledged to resolve the human rig
April 22, 2021
Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – The number of death sentences handed down by Indonesian courts last year rose by 46 percent on the previous year, a leading rights group says.
April 21, 2021
Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has recorded a rise in the number of death sentences handed down by courts in Indonesia in 2020.
April 19, 2021
The West Papua Council of Churches has called on the United Nations to intervene in what it describes as a humanitarian tragedy in Indonesia's Papua region.
April 18, 2021
The local West Papua action group in Dunedin has met Taieri MP Ingrid Leary and raised human rights and militarisation issues that members believe the New Zealand government should be p
April 12, 2021
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that if the truth is not revealed, if there is no acknowledgement of a crime and the perpet
April 9, 2021
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that since 2015 the government has formed numerous bodies and mooted various ideas to
April 8, 2021
Many health workers did not have access to adequate personal protective equipment or COVID-19 tests.
April 7, 2021
Jakarta – Amnesty International's annual report has found that the human rights situation in Indonesia worsened in 2020.
March 30, 2021
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Munir Human Rights Museum and the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) have archived 1,864 documents on the struggle of
March 26, 2021
Kristianto Galuwo, Jayapura – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has responded to comments by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, who recently co
March 19, 2021
Eleven international NGOs delivered a statement to raise concerns about the West Papua human rights situation to the 46th regular session, questioning Indonesian government's seriousnes