Posted in: Human Rights

A solution to conflict over houses of worship at last?

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Conflicts over houses of worship are caused in part by a problematic legal framework – this may be about to change

Talking Indonesia: Papua and special autonomy

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What impact, if any, has special autonomy had on ongoing conflict in Papua? What will the recent extension of special autonomy mean for the provinces? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Hipolitus Wangge in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

BRIN and the bureaucratisation of knowledge in Indonesia

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The co-opting of knowledge production by the state has a long history in Indonesia. The establishment of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is just the latest example.

The Indonesian government's approach to Papua is starting to look like insanity

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Jakarta has repeatedly taken a security approach to addressing problems in Papua, a pattern reflected in its recent decision to label armed separatist groups in Papua as terrorists.

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.

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