Posted in: Human Rights

Half-hearted progress: religious freedom after the new Criminal Code

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Many media reports have been highly critical of how the new Criminal Code (KUHP) treats religious freedom. But there are some changes that should mean minorities are better protected.

Best of 2022

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Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2022. We look forward to seeing you again in early 2023!

Talking Indonesia: the new Criminal Code

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How did Indonesia's much-needed new Criminal Code end up being so damaging to rights? Is there still time to change it, or is there no turning back? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Bivitri Susanti in the final episode of Talking Indonesia for 2022.

The return of Indonesia's Human Rights Court brings new promise and old problems

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The first case heard at the Human Rights Court in more than 16 years saw some improvements in the performance of judges and efforts to guarantee transparency, but many familiar problems.

Indonesian courts rule to protect the work rights of people with disability

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Two recent court decisions offer some hope for people with disability wanting to secure their right to employment.

How can Indonesia better protect the rights of oil palm smallholder farmers?

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The government’s recent decision to ban palm oil exports has shone a light on the many governance problems in the palm oil industry.

Indonesia’s last chance for a progressive criminal code

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Indonesia’s controversial new revised criminal code (RKUHP) looks close to being passed. What are the pressing issues the government needs to fix?

Talking Indonesia: activist lawyers

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How are activist lawyers at prominent legal aid organisation LBH using the law to promote social change in an environment of democratic regression? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Tim Mann in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Ahmadiyah mosque attack exposes challenges of peacebuilding in West Kalimantan

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Why was there only a very limited local civil society response to last year's attack on an Ahmadiyah mosque in West Kalimantan?

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