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Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws
September 22, 2020

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws

By Desi Hanara
Instead of criminalizing blasphemy, Indonesia should focus on penalizing incitement to discrimination, hostility, and violence.

The Indonesian Government Needs to Step Up Its Commitment to Human Rights
February 06, 2020

The Indonesian Government Needs to Step Up Its Commitment to Human Rights

By Fadhilah Fitri Primandari
Jokowi was elected in part due to his promises on human rights, but there has been little concrete progress over the past five years.
West Papua’s Quest for Independence
July 25, 2019

West Papua’s Quest for Independence

By Olivia Tasevski
50 years since the so-called Act of Free Choice, an independent West Papua is closer but still elusive.

Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears
January 30, 2019

Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears

By Usman Hamid
Both candidates were largely silent on past and current human rights issues in the country.

Timor-Leste Remembers Indonesia’s Slain Human Rights Hero
September 07, 2018

Timor-Leste Remembers Indonesia’s Slain Human Rights Hero

By Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya
Timorese victims of Indonesian occupation speak of murdered human rights defender Munir Said Thalib.

Indonesia’s Human Rights After 20 Years of Reformasi
May 21, 2018

Indonesia’s Human Rights After 20 Years of Reformasi

By Usman Hamid
Despite progress, human rights are still under threat.

Top UN Human Rights Official Completes Mission to Indonesia
February 15, 2018

Top UN Human Rights Official Completes Mission to Indonesia

By Jack Britton
While proposed new laws may threaten human rights in Indonesia, the country continues to engage positively with the UN and other bodies.
The Toxic Impact of Indonesia’s Abusive Blasphemy Law
August 05, 2017

The Toxic Impact of Indonesia’s Abusive Blasphemy Law

By Andreas Harsono
A strain of intolerance is fueling the recent spate of blasphemy prosecutions.

Indonesia at 71: Ups and Downs of a Democratic Giant
August 17, 2016

Indonesia at 71: Ups and Downs of a Democratic Giant

By Max Walden
As Indonesia celebrates its independence, it is worth considering where it has been and where it is going.

Executions Cast a Pall Over Indonesia and Its 'War on Drugs'
August 04, 2016

Executions Cast a Pall Over Indonesia and Its 'War on Drugs'

By Luke Hunt
Despite promising to improve Indonesia's human rights records, President Jokowi has upped the pace of executions.

Jokowi and the Death Penalty: Weighing the Costs and Benefits
July 30, 2016

Jokowi and the Death Penalty: Weighing the Costs and Benefits

By Khoo Ying Hooi and Huong Yu Sin
Indonesia's president continues to execute drug offenders, despite international pressure.
A New Round of Indonesia Executions?
April 22, 2016

A New Round of Indonesia Executions?

By Luke Hunt
There are signs that the country is preparing for more executions soon.

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