Jakarta, Indonesia â?? Even though Papua became a province of Indonesia by an ambiguous referendum in 1969, peace between the indigenous Papuans and Indonesiaâ??s security forces has never been achieved. While the resource-rich province is Indonesiaâ??s largest, it is also one of the poorest, with poor public services and poor protection of the rights of indigenous Papuans.
Indonesia and the European Community (EC) recently signed a Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (PCA). The PCA covers many issues, ranging from trade and investment, to the environment and natural resources; from combating terrorism and transnational crimes, to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The PCA also includes issues related to human rights.
Jakarta, Indonesia â?? The Indonesian House of Representatives has recommended to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that he establish an ad hoc human rights court to deal with the unresolved cases of abduction and disappearance of student activists in 1997 and 1998, but it seems no progress has been made.
The newly sworn in Army Chief Lt. Gen. George Toisutta said that the Indonesian Military (TNI) is to set up two new military commands in West Kalimantan and West Papua provinces in an apparent bid to revitalize its much-criticized territorial function.
Kasus Bibit-Chandra telah menjadi medan politik. Politisasi kasus ini salah satunya menghasilkan dibentuknya Tim Independen Verifikasi Fakta dan Proses Hukum Kasus Bibit-Chandra (Tim Delapan) oleh Presiden. Awalnya Presiden menilai penahanan terhadap Bibit-Chandra sebagai proses hukum biasa. Bahkan Presiden sempat mempertanyakan istilah kriminalisasi KPK yang dinilai tidak relevan.
ASEAN foreign ministers approved the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Human Rights Commission (AICHR) in July and are expected to inaugurate the Commission on Thursday during the ASEAN summit in Thailand. The acceptance of the AICHR gives two indicators of the current global human rights trend. First, it gives ASEAN an opportunity, as a regional organization, to promote and protect human rights in Southeast Asia.
Jakarta, Indonesia â?? Human rights defenders in Indonesia are increasingly being reported to the police, accused of lies, defamation and criminal acts. This is of high concern, as it is occurring while the government is promoting reforms, the spirit of democracy and respect for human rights.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, may I sincerely congratulate you on your re-election. My fellow countrymen and women have put their trust in you as the elected President for the upcoming five years.
Mentioning Timor Leste not only brings to mind a state that was once Indonesiaâ??s 27th province, but also a place where gross human rights violations took place before, during and after its UN-sponsored August 1999 referendum.
Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesia's military court is in serious need of reform, for the sake of national security as well as the protection of human rights. The existing system of military justice is rife with violations of human rights and impunity for the perpetrators.
In October 1999, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) published a report, Ruler's Law, that described how Indonesia's first two presidents - Sukarno and Soeharto - created an environment in which the country's constitutional and legal norms were "allied closely with the authority of the Presidency and the authoritarian character of the prevailing political order".
Seorang musisi muda terkemuka, Glenn Fredly, mengajak kalangan nonmusisi aktivis, politisi, dan menteri memperingati Hari Kemerdekaan Ke-64 RI dengan tema â?Indonesia Uniteâ?. Idenya menembus batas semua genre untuk sama-sama merenungkan arti kemerdekaan dalam konteks hari ini.