Friski Riana, Jakarta – National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) along with a number of institutions agreed to urge the government to immediately ratify the optional protocol t
Human Rights & Justice
June 25, 2020
June 17, 2020
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders says that thousands of human rights (HAM) activists advocating Papuan issues have been victims of vio
June 16, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The sluggish handling of past human rights violations has raised questions about the government's commitment to resolve them, as the National Commissi
June 9, 2020
Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – The Indonesian police (Polri) were the institution which the public reported most to the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) in 2019.
Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Deputy Commissioner Hairansyah says that 2019 was a gloomy year for human rights (HAM) in Indonesia.
June 8, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has called out the Indonesian government for failing to address human rights abuses in Papua, including dozens of extra-judicial k
June 5, 2020
Reuters – Thousands of miles from the protests that have swept the United States, Black Lives Matter has become a rallying cry for pro-Papuan activists in Indonesia, provoking question
Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has picked up indications that the Bloody Paniai human rights case in Papua will stall like other human rights cases.
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Amnesty International executive director Usman Hamid said he would lodge the latest report of his organization on Papuan issues titled "Civil and Political Righ
May 18, 2020
Review by David Robie – The 4300-km Trans-Papuan Highway costing some US$1.4 billion was supposed to bring "wealth, development and prosperity" to the isolated regions of West Papua.
May 15, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has officially asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to pay attention to alleged human rights violations in the fishing indus
May 14, 2020
Camellia Webb-Gannon, Jaime Swift, Michael Westaway and Nathan Wright – Indonesia has recently indicated it is considering investigating the killings of hundreds of thousands of people
May 13, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Family members of victims of the Semanggi tragedies in the late 1990s filed on Tuesday a lawsuit against Attorney General ST Burhanuddin over his statem
May 11, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Rights groups have raised concerns over the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents.
April 23, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – As the COVID-19 pandemic forces people to stay indoors, human rights activists have embraced digital platforms to have their voices heard and express th
March 27, 2020
Daniel Boffey, Brussels – An Indonesian man forced to watch his father's summary execution by a Dutch soldier when he was 10 years old has spoken of his gratitude after a court in The
March 20, 2020
Chandra Iswinarno, Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari – The Attorney General's Office (AGO) has return the investigation dossier on alleged gross human rights (HAM) violations during the bloody Pa
March 18, 2020
Jakarta – Human rights activists have urged the government to learn from the Dutch king by, among other measures, admitting past human rights violations, apologizing to the families of
March 6, 2020
Devina Halim, Jakarta – The Attorney General's Office (AGO) will soon return the investigation dossier on the Paniai incident in Papua to the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas H
March 5, 2020
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Executive-director of Amnesty International Indonesia, Usman Hamid, argues that the process of composing the omnibus job creation Bill, known as RUU Cip
March 4, 2020
Jakarta – The Attorney General's Office (AGO) has declared that an investigation dossier into the Bloody Paniai case submitted by the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has
February 24, 2020
Frank Rai – National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has lashed out at the Australian government for being tight-lipped and ignorant on the West Papua issue in Indonesia.
February 19, 2020
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Human rights groups have condemned the Indonesian government's rejection of an investigation that concluded the military committed a "gross human rights violati
February 18, 2020
Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Indonesia – The father of a high school student who was one of four protesters killed by soldiers in Indonesia's troubled Papua province in 2014 demanded justi
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Setara Institute demanded President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo establish a human rights court in regards to the Paniai shootings in Papua, following in the firm stand