Posted in: Law

Veronica Koman case another nail in the coffin of intellectual freedom

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If scholarships are designed to strengthen the next generation of thinkers in Indonesia, writes Herlambang P Wiratraman, judging recipients on their “loyalty” to whoever controls government is entirely counterproductive.

Child marriage surges amid Covid-19 and growing conservatism

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Economic downturn due to the pandemic is exacerbating drivers of child marriage, risking gender equality and children’s rights, writes Laras Susanti.

Can the Covid-19 pandemic boost inclusive education?

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Dr Dina Afrianty, Slamet Thohari, Tommy Firmanda and Mahalli write that the Covid-19 pandemic may force teachers to get up to speed with technology that can improve access to education for students with disabilities.

Isolation blues: a legislative failure at the heart of Indonesia’s national ideology

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Nadirsyah Hosen and Jeremy J Kingsley look at the debate over the Pancasila guidelines bill and argue that one of Pancasila's main strengths is its ambiguity.

Indonesia's obsession with ideology: the case of the Pancasila bill

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Abdurrachman Satrio writes that the debate on the Pancasila bill is missing the point. The real concern is that Pancasila can be easily abused for anti-democratic purposes.

The IA-CEPA, ‘public morals’, and dispute settlement

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The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia comes into force today. Kate Thresher examines the agreement, and concerns that investors' interests could come into conflict with interpretations of 'public morals' in Indonesia.

Indonesia’s omnibus bill: typo or ‘mistaken instruction’?

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Dr Nadirsyah Hosen, Dr Jeremy J Kingsley and Professor Tim Lindsey write that the so-called “omnibus bill” on job creation has been misnamed – it is basically about making life easier for big business.

Explainer: Jokowi’s omnibus bills, and why critics want to put on the brakes

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Is this the end of the road for Jokowi’s omnibus approach to lawmaking? M. Nur Sholikin explains what it is, and why it has encountered such strong resistance.

Academic freedom under fire: constitutional law scholars threatened over impeachment talk

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Adburrachman Satrio examines the recent cancellation of a Constitutional Law Society seminar at Gadjah Mada University and asks: is the Jokowi government really so different to the New Order?

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