Joint Analysis HRD Situation Jan-June 2023


This joint analysis in documenting cases of violations against human rights defenders (HRDs) in Asia, with a focus on Indonesia, is a collaboration started in 2020 between the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Com-mission for Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS).

It is important to note that throughout this report, there are differences in numbers of cases and numbers of HRDs affected, due to differences in documentation methodology. This analysis intends to present and examine the pattern of violations against HRDs and might not reflect the actual numbers of violations happening on the ground, which is likely higher than the cases documented here.

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is a network of 85 member organisations across 23 countries, mainly in Asia. Founded in 1991, FORUM-ASIA works to strengthen movements for human rights and sustainable development through research, advocacy, capacity development and solidarity ac- tions in Asia and beyond. It has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and consultative relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. The FORUM-ASIA Secretariat is based in Bangkok, with offices in Jakarta, Geneva and Kathmandu.

Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (KontraS), which was established on March 20, 1998, is a task force formed by a number of civil society organizations and community leaders. KontraS reaffirmed its vision and mission to participate in the defend for democracy and human rights together with other civil society movement entities. More specifically, all the potential and energy possessed by KontraS are directed to encourage the development of the characteristics of a system and state life that is civil and political away from the violence approaches.Both approaches to violence are born from the principles of militarism as a political system, behavior, and culture.

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