State Obligation on Human Rights in Relation with SDGs 16 in Indonesia
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State Obligation on Human Rights in Relation with SDGs 16 in Indonesia
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Law reform is a must to prevent torture in Indonesia
International Day In Support Of Victims of Torture
International Day In Support Of Victims of Torture
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and its sister organization, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), have long history of journey working with local human rights networks and organizations in Indonesia. In addition, the AHRC also has long experiences working with association of victims and....
A Journalist brutally attacked while carrying out media coverage
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-005-2021 April 16, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Journalist Brutally Attacked While Carrying Out Media Coverage ISSUES: Freedom of expression, freedom of the ...
An Interview with Basil Fernando on his book Body, Mind, Soul, and Society
You may watch the interview at the following link. Some comments of the book as follows. This is a unique and important book… One learns invaluable lessons from this insightful book and, for that, one is grateful to the author for contributing to our understanding of what it means to be working fo...
Elegy For “Mbokde” (Aunty) Suu Kyi
Gugus Elmo Rai’is, Indonesian Journalist Tracing back the life history of Aung San Suu Kyi is like enjoying an elegy in the form of a song containing lamentation and sorrow. Not only for Suu Kyi, but also all citizens of Myanmar. An elegy, which may engender a new perception, if the power is like ...
INDONESIA: Prospek Pengungkapan Tragedi 1965
A Joint Statement* by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and the 1965 Murder Victims Research Foundation (YPKP 65) Negara belum serius menuntaskan kasus–kasus pelanggaran HAM Berat masa lalu. Ini berimplikasi pada ketidakpastian hidup korban. Khusus untuk tragedi 1965, sudah lebih dari empat...
INDONESIA: Pretrial detention under the Criminal Law Procedure needs serious reform, having caused torture and ill-treatment
ASIA: Human Rights Mechanisms need practical actions on domestic institutional developments for administration of justice
WORLD: A new book is now available to the public
Body, Mind, Soul, Society: An Autobiographical Account
Available at Amazon Body, Mind, Soul, Society: An Autobiographical Account Link to the Amazon This is a unique and important book… One learns invaluable lessons from this insightful book and, for that, one is grateful to the author for contributing to our understanding of what it means to be worki...
INDONESIA: Balikpapan City Police Officers torture a man to death in custody
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-004-2021 February 11, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Balikpapan City Police Officers torture a man to death in custody ISSUES: torture, extrajudicial killing...
INDONESIA: Statement of the National Commission on Human Rights on the Death of the Member of Islamic Defender Front (FPI)
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about a statement of the Indonesia National Commission on Human Rights (Komnasnas HAM RI) on the allegation of extrajudicial killing of the members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). The statement is based upon the fact-finding report....
INDONESIA: Labor Activist, after delivering a public speech, is criminally charged under Articles of Criminal Defamation
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-001-2021 January 22, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Labor Activist, after delivering a public speech, is criminally charged under Articles of Criminal Defama...
INDONESIA: Two Ministers arrested in anti-graft cases, Has Law-enforcement improved?
When the Pandemic COVID 19 hit Indonesia in May 2020, Law-enforcement in Indonesia recorded a unique phenomenon. The Minister of Law and Human Rights, Mr. Yasona Laoly, released 30,000 prisoners! 1 On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Indonesian Minister of Law and Human Rights, Mr. Yasonna, issued Minis...
A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of Human Rights Day In commemorating International Human Rights Day, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization, wishes to convey a strong message to Indonesia concerning pre-trial detention, unfair....
Interview Regarding Progress of Local TRC in Aceh
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about an interview with the Commissioner of Aceh Truth and Reconciliation (Aceh TRC), Mr. Muhammad Daud Beureuh. Mr. Daud is also a former intern at the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 2012. During the internship, he worked with t...
INDONESIA: How serious is the Government in implementing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number 16?
On 25 September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted a Resolution entitled “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Two years later, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia issued Presidential Decree, Number 59, of 2017, concerning the I...
INDONESIA: Monitoring Report on the Police Dealing with Protesters against the Bill on Creation Job
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization in Asia and the Federation of the Commission for the Disappearances of Victims of Violence (Federasi KontraS) would like to announce monitoring report on the situation of public protest against the bill on Creation Job. B...
Limitation of the Supreme Court’s Authority in the Criminal Verdict Imposition in the Draft of Indonesian Criminal Procedure Law (RKUHAP)
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization in Asia and the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society/MaPPI-FHUI, a civil society organization based in Indonesia, wishes to inform you about a journal (essay) concerning Limitation of the Supreme Court’s Authority in the...
INDONESIA: The Absence of Initial Investigation Process in the Draft of Indonesia Criminal Procedure Law (RUU KUHAP).
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization in Asia, and the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society/MaPPI-FHUI, a civil society organization based in Indonesia, wishes to inform you about a journal (essay) written by the Former Head of the Corruption Eradication Commi...
Preliminary Examination Judge in Indonesia Justice System Design
The Asian Human Rights Commission and the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society/MaPPI-FHUI wishes to inform you about a journal (essasy) written by the Chairman of the Indonesian BAR Association (Peradi Rumah Bersama Advokat), Mr. Luhut M. P. Pangaribuan concerning Preliminary Examination Judge in Ind...
DUNIA: 18 Mei, Peringatan Perlawanan Gwangju, Perlu Diakui sebagai Hari Universal untuk Pencegahan Militerisme dan Otoritarianisme
Asian Human Rights Commission di Hong Kong, the May 18 Memorial Foundation dan tiga tiga organisasi terkait dengan May 18 di Korea Selatan, dan International Bridges of Justice (IBJ) menyerukan untuk partisipasi anda untuk mengakhiri militerisme dan otoritarianisme. Mari bergabung bersama kami untuk...
55 Tahun Genosida, Mana Tanggungjawab Negara?
A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission & the 1965 Murder Victims’ Research Foundation (YPKP 65) Pada tahun 2012, penyelidikan pro-justicia Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia (Komnas HAM) untuk Tragedi Kemanusiaan 1965-66 (Genosida 1965) telah merekomendasikan langkah penyidikan seba...
A manifestation of the decadence of our times?
ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES There has been a great deal of lip service given out when it comes to dealing with disappearances. But beyond that, there is hardly any other attempt to do something in real time, regarding such a widely-practiced, heinous crime. Perhaps, that is an understatement. And, there...
INDONESIA: The National University must stop criminalization and oppression against their students
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-007-2020 August 18, 2020 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: The National University must stop criminalization and oppression against their students. ISSUES: Freedom o...
INDONESIA: Prospect and Problem of the Transitional Justice in Indonesia after 32 years Political Injustice under the Soeharto Regime
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about a paper on “Prospect and Problem of the Transitional Justice in Indonesia after 32 years Political Injustice under the Soeharto Regime.” The paper is written by Chris Biantoro, a human rights lawyer and Indonesia desk officer at...
Think Tank Papers by AHRC
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AHRC TV: Legal profession calls for inquiry into police inaction and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 262
These are the headlines for this week.
* Hong Kong’s legal community calls for independent inquiry into police inaction in Yuen Long
* R**e victim in India suffers car accident
* Committee Against Torture reviews Bangladesh
* Nepal faces criticism over ineffective transitional justice process
* Philippines’ fake news bill should be withdrawn, says rights group
The bulletin can be watched online at www.alrc.asia/justasia and AHRC TV YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCvMzRsr2EVllTxZpnwKD1-Q/videos
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In this episode Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where there have been new developments arising out of an attack at Yuen Long MTR station on ordinary citizens. A group of people wearing white shirts, generally believed to be thugs, attacked protesters and ordinary commuters with knives and batons on July 21st. The Hong Kong police did not immediately respond to calls for help. The incident has shocked the city, and there have been repeated calls for an inquiry into the violence and police inaction. In particular, the legal profession has written a letter to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, urging for the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry into the events. Just Asia speaks to Basil Fernando, Director of Policy and Program Development at AHRC, for his views.
Next, in India, a teen r**e survivor and her lawyer have been grievously injured in a car accident. Two others in the car were killed, one of whom was a key witness in the r**e case. The teen r**e survivor had accused Kuldeep Singh Segar, a former lawmaker of the ruling party of r**e two years ago. Just two weeks ago, the teenager had written to the Chief Justice of India about continuing threats from Segar and his supporters. This case exposes the dire state of witness protection in India, as well as the overall rot in the criminal justice system.
Moving to Bangladesh, the country is currently being reviewed by the Committee Against Torture for the first time since its ratification of the Convention against Torture in 1988. According to Human Rights Watch, this is a good opportunity for the government to acknowledge the endemic use of torture in the country. Torture is rife in Bangladesh, particularly by the police and security forces, including the Rapid Action Battalion, known as the RAB. While Bangladesh enacted the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act in 2013, there have been no cases completed under this law.
In Nepal, the government is facing severe criticism over its handling of the country’s transitional justice process. Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International have reprimanded the government for its failure to keep promises to victims of the armed conflict that had lasted over a decade, from 1996-2006. It is high time for the Nepal government to adhere to the Supreme Court decision of 2015 and promulgate the required law regarding the transitional justice process. The law must particularly ensure that victims are properly consulted.
Lastly, the Philippines’ proposed law on “false content” threatens to stifle free discussion. Introduced in the Senate at the beginning of July, the Anti-False Content bill should be ‘immediately withdrawn and revised to meet international standards’, Human Rights Watch has said. The proposed law would authorize the Justice Department’s Cybercrime Office to direct individuals, owners, or operators of online platforms, based anywhere, to “correct,” take down, or block access to any content deemed false or that could ‘mislead the public’. The law does not specify any standards to be used in determining what is true or false or misleading. The law also has no provisions for the judicial review of any blocking orders.
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