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
Human Rights & Justice
May 6, 2021
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
March 17, 2021
Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – On March 15, 12 international non-government organizations (NGOs) have conveyed the conditions that have been and are happening in West Pap
March 10, 2021
A 17-year-old youth has become the latest victim of Indonesia's six-decades-long colonisation of West Papua, alleges the United Liberation Movement of West Papua.
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The lawyer representing the families of victims of the Semanggi I and II tragedies, Muhammad Isnur, says that they will take their case to the Supreme Court fo
February 23, 2021
Yance Wenda, Sentani – West Papua Church Council expressed their concerns with the recurring situation in Papua Land, emphasizing the sufferings Papuan people have to endure during the
February 6, 2021
Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is urging Attorney General (JA) ST Burhanuddin to withdraw a appeal against a Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) rulin
February 4, 2021
Jakarta, Jubi – Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok told the Dutch parliament recently that the country considered a visit by United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights
January 18, 2021
Following the announcement of a Provisional Government of West Papua and rejection of Jakarta's 'Special Autonomy' renewal, the Indonesian state has pursued its strategy of aggressive a
January 14, 2021
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia strongly criticized the controversial statement issued by deputy minister of law and human rights Eddy Hiariej who claimed that p
January 13, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian government responded slowly and insufficiently to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, focusing instead on a jobs law that will harm labor rights and the environment,
January 12, 2021
[Special Report: By Victor Mambor in Jayapura – final article of a three-part investigation into the Pastor Yeremia Zanambani assassination.]
January 11, 2021
[Special Report: By Victor Mambor in Jayapura – second of a three-part investigation into the Pastor Yeremia Zanambani assassination.]
January 4, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – The enforcement of human rights and the resolution of various cases of human rights violations in Papua in 2020 has worsened, say advocates.