Virdika Rizky Utama – The events of May 1998 form an indelible chapter in Indonesia's history, marked by profound struggle and heart-wrenching grief, which continues to resonate in Indo
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May 27, 2023
Hellena Souisa – In May 1998, massive student protests and riots in Indonesia's capital Jakarta and other major cities brought to an end the 32-year Suharto regime.
May 21, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia will chair the 37th Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) that will be held in Bali on May 22-26, 2023, Indonesian repres
May 17, 2023
Endang Nurdin, Indonesia – Eleven Indonesian villagers from Aceh province have reached a confidential financial settlement with oil giant ExxonMobil.
May 16, 2023
New York, United States – ExxonMobil settled Monday a long-running lawsuit brought by Aceh villagers who alleged human rights violations by Indonesian military officials providing secur
May 5, 2023
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to apologise to the victims and survivors of pas
May 4, 2023
Church leaders in Papua, in a position statement directed toward government officials, said "the current situation is a human tragedy," expressed grave concern about extrajudicial killi
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) observed that the government is still arrogant in terms of resolving past gross human right
April 21, 2023
The United Kingdom's commitments to upholding human rights came under question on Monday over the West Papua issue, resulting in a heated exchange between a government representative an
April 13, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) noted that throughout 2022, there were at least 46 cases of violence in Papua.
April 10, 2023
Chris Fitzgerald – Last month, the Indonesian government made a firm commitment to the United Nations to improve the human-rights situation in the country.
Jakarta – It is of great concern that the state of civic space in Indonesia continues to deteriorate under the President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo administration.
April 5, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy (ELSHAM Papua) assesses that the Indonesian government lacks seriousness in resolving past human rights violatio
Jakarta – Securing Indonesia's reelection as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for another three years and, more importantly, demonstrating that we are serious
Jayapura, Jubi – The Student and People's Caring for Papua Front held a free speech at the Mimika student dormitory in Jayapura City on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
March 30, 2023
Today, Indonesia has shown that even humanitarianism is illegal in West Papua.
March 29, 2023
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia on Tuesday issued its 2022 annual report revealing the myriad of attacks against human rights defenders in Indonesia throughout
March 24, 2023
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has again raised the issue of the involvement of Defense Minister (Menhan) Prabowo Subian
March 17, 2023
Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Jakarta – The Setara Institute believes that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is merely showing a sympathetic mask for the victims and their families of severe hum
March 16, 2023
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on March 15 ordered Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin to coordinate with Komnas HAM (National Commission on Human Rights) i
March 11, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia Usman Hamid has called on the security forces to immediately investigate the reported case of a mother, Tarina Mur
Wamena, Jubi – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and its Papua representative office has sent a team to investigate the incident in Wamena's Sinakma, Jayawijaya Regen
March 9, 2023
Jakarta – Amnesty International, a global movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights, stated on Wednesday,
March 8, 2023
Senator the Hon Penny Wong
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
9 March 2023
Dear Foreign Minister,
March 3, 2023
Jakarta – Aceh's traditional leader (Wali Nanggroe Aceh), Tgk Malik Mahmud Al Haytar, has handed over data on 5,000 cases of human rights violations that occurred in Aceh province to th
March 1, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Representative of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) has sent an investigation team to Wamena, the capital of Jayawijaya Regency, to i
February 28, 2023
February 24, 2023
Rebecca Paveley – Torture, extra judicial killings, and abductions are being carried out with impunity in the provinces of West Papua, human-rights activists have reported, as conflict
February 23, 2023
Chris Gunness, London – For the past four months, Indonesia's Constitutional Court has been considering a petition to allow cases according to the principle of universal jurisdiction, b
February 21, 2023
Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD claims that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo wanted cases of past gross human rights violations to be br
February 13, 2023
Max Lane – President Joko Widodo's recent acknowledgement of certain human rights violations in Indonesia took many by surprise.
February 10, 2023
Dirk Tomsa – On 11 January 2023, the Indonesian president made international headlines when he acknowledged that several cases of gross human rights violations had occurred in Indonesia
February 7, 2023
Rory James – Last month, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo formally acknowledged 12 episodes of historical human rights violations by government agencies between 1965 and 2003.
February 6, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Linus Hiluka, a victim and witness of human rights violations in the 2003 Wamena case, wrote an open letter to the Indonesian President, the Coordinating Ministry for P
January 23, 2023
Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The government has finally admitted that 12 incidents or tragedies that happened in the past amounted to gross violations of human rights, but short of of
January 20, 2023
Jakarta – A banner with a cartoon resembling President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo with a long nose like Pinocchio was erected at a Kamisan (Thursday) action in front of the State Palace in Ce
January 16, 2023
Gilang Galiartha, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD commended the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) statement t
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is expected to tour some regions in the country to hold a meeting with survivors and families of human rights abuses as part of an effort to bri
January 13, 2023
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, welcomed on Friday the Indonesian President's statement of regret earlier this week, for serious rights violations dating back to the 1960s.
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Human rights activists have cast doubts on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's pledge to settle 12 cases of gross human rights violations acknowledged by th
Jakarta – The government has finally admitted that many of the nation's past tragedies amounted to gross human rights violations, and President Jokowi "Jokowi" Widodo has expressed regr
[The following is an abridged translation of a statement by the United Socialists (Perserikatan Sosialis, PS) in response to Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's January 11 publi
Jakarta – Maria Katarina Sumarsih, the mother of one of the victims of the Semanggi I incident, Bernardinus Realino Norma Irmawan or Wawan, says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's st
January 12, 2023
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia insists that the only way to prevent human rights violations from happening again is by trying the perpetrators in court.
January 11, 2023
Rebecca Tan – Indonesian President Joko Widodo acknowledged Wednesday a series of human rights violations that took place in the country over the past six decades, including the U.S.-ba
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – President Joko Widodo says he deeply regrets gross human rights violations committed in Indonesia in the past, among them an anti-c
January 6, 2023
Arimbihp, Septia Ryanthie, Jakarta – Siti Dyah Sujirah, popular with the nickname Sipon, who is known as the wife of the missing poet Wiji Thukul passed away on Thursday, January 5.
January 5, 2023
Jakarta – Siti Dyah Sujirah or Sipon died today on Thursday January 5.
January 1, 2023
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