Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has criticised remarks by the new Attorney General ST Burhanuddin when he explained the obstacles to resolving cases of past
Human Rights & Justice
November 8, 2019
November 6, 2019
Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – Indonesia and Norway are stepping up their commitment to continuing bilateral discussions on human rights, through which both sides seek to leverage more co
October 30, 2019
Wahyu Setiawan, Valda Kustarini, Jakarta – Amnesty International believes that resolving cases of human rights violations in Papua is more important than creating a new province.
October 29, 2019
President Jokowi has made another trip to West Papua, treating it as a holiday home whilst the Indonesian military kill and torture us like animals.
October 28, 2019
Victor Mambor Jayapura – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo visited Papua province Monday to inspect destruction from an anti-Jakarta riot that killed dozens of people last mont
Muhammad Zulfikar, Rakhmat Ramadha, Valentine Dimas Permadi – Indonesia won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council this month, elected for a 2020-22 term, having received th
October 26, 2019
Fikri Arigi, Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud Md, ensured that there will be discussion on the efforts to settle past huma
Olivia Tasevski – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo this week announced his new cabinet – most notably appointing his rival at both the 2014 and 2019 elections and former milit
October 25, 2019
Kevin Candra, Lea Citra, Jakarta – Newly appointed Attorney General (AG) Sanitiar Burhanuddin has promised to make past human rights (HAM) cases a priority during his first 100 days in
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – A number of human rights activists expressed pessimism for newly sworn-in Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Human Rights Mahfud MD in solving past hu
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Dozens of human rights activists gathered to protest President Joko Widodo's decision in naming archrival Prabowo Subianto as Minister of Defense.
Valda Kustarini, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has appointed constructional law expert Mahfud MD as the new Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (M
October 24, 2019
An Indonesian lawyer being pursued by the state has won a human rights award for shining "a light on violations of the rights" of West Papuans.
October 23, 2019
Reza Gunadha, Eleonora Padmasta Ekaristi Wijana – Lawyer and human rights activist Veronica Koman has been awarded the Sir Ronald Wilson Human Rights Award by the Australian Council fo
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) has awarded the Sir Ronald Wilson Human Rights Award to Indonesian lawyer and human rights defender Veronica Koman for her
Tasha Wibawa – An outspoken lawyer wanted by Indonesian police has won a prestigious Australian human rights award for her work in exposing alleged human rights violations in West Papu
October 22, 2019
Halida Bunga, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) executive director, Asfinawati, said that the government will truly be insensitive toward human rights violations if
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Human rights activists have lambasted President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for failing to address human rights issues in his inauguration speech on Sunday, poin
October 21, 2019
Rosseno Aji, Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Human rights activist and founder of the Lokataru Law and Human Rights Firm, Haris Azhar, subjected President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to firm criticis
Jakarta – PDIP secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto defended President Jokowi's presidential inauguration speech that was widely criticized for not mentioning issues regarding law enfor
October 20, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – According to the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS), President Joko Widodo or Jokowi did not mention at all the issue of law enfor
October 19, 2019
Haeril Halim – Indonesia's human rights commission called for a probe into scores of deaths in Papua on Friday after some of the deadliest violence in years swept the restive region.
October 18, 2019
Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – Indonesia has been re-elected to have a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council through voting in New York, United States, on October 17.
October 17, 2019
Jakarta – Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman met with the Australian parliament's human rights subcommittee on Wednesday to speak with its members about the current situation in West P
Jakarta – Activist and human rights lawyer for Papuan affairs, Veronica Koman, has met with Australian parliamentarians in Canberra.