Posted in: Human Rights

First ‘separatists’, now ‘terrorists’: another way for Indonesia to avoid solving West Papuans' historical grievances

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The government's recent decision to label West Papuan resistance groups as ‘terrorists’ will have serious implications for the future of conflict resolution in the region.

Talking Indonesia: transgender women and public space

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How have transgender women navigated public life in the world’s largest Muslim society? In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Annisa Beta discusses how transgender women have negotiated citizenship and belonging in postcolonial Indonesia with Dr Benjamin Hegarty.

Attempts to revise draconian ITE Law stumble

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The Information and Electronic Transactions Law has become so distorted from its original function that it has now emerged as one of the greatest threats to freedom of expression in Indonesia.

Between punishment and rehabilitation: the government’s half-hearted approach to drug use

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More than half of inmates in Indonesian prisons are drug convicts. It is hard to imagine how the Ministry of Law and Human Rights can provide rehabilitation services for them all.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and children and vulnerable populations

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How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected children and vulnerable populations in Indonesia? What can be done about the issues children and vulnerable individuals face? Dr Annisa Beta chats to Dr Santi Kusumaningrum in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Mandatory vaccination will not solve Indonesia’s Covid-19 problem

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Rather than penalising individuals who refuse vaccination, the Indonesian government would be better off actively engaging with the public and examining why scepticism around the Covid-19 vaccine remains prevalent.

The limits of regional autonomy: Jember DPRD takes aim at popular district head

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The impeachment of Jember’s district head reveals constraints in the power of local heads lead policy, write CWI researchers Yolanda Pandjaitan and Roni.

Talking Indonesia: digital attacks on activists and the media

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Who is responsible for digital attacks on activists and the media, and what effect do they have on Indonesian democracy? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Damar Juniarto in Talking Indonesia.

Will victims of rights violations finally get a truth and reconciliation commission?

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The government has said it wants to set up a truth and reconciliation commission to resolve past rights violations. Aisah Putri Budiatri and Feri Kusuma look at whether it will actually happen.

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