Posts with tag: Criminal Code

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.

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 new Criminal Code: killing off living law?

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Problematic provisions on extramarital sex and cohabitation might have attracted global attention, but the new Criminal Code's provisions on "living law" are also a major concern.

The new Criminal Code: authoritarianism disguised as decolonisation

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Despite the government's claims about "decolonisation", the new Criminal Code in fact reintroduces the kinds of authoritarian provisions that were a key part of Dutch colonialism.

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?

Indonesia needs a strong public interest defence to stem the tide of online defamation cases

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"Guidelines" for implementation of the so-called ITE Law are not enough. Indonesia needs to follow the example of other countries and include a strong public interest defence in the law.

Mural controversies expose the poor health of Indonesian democracy

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The repressive police response to three murals criticising the government's management of the Covid-19 pandemic is just another sign of the rapidly declining health of Indonesian democracy.

Criminalising the mentally ill: schizophrenic woman to face court for blasphemy

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On 9 October, a schizophrenic woman who brought her dog into a mosque will face trial for alleged blasphemy. Lawyer Barita Lumbanbatu takes a closer look at the case.

Indonesians better get ready for jail, as flawed new criminal code looks set to pass

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Anugerah Rizki Akbari takes a look at the latest draft of the problematic new criminal code, which the legislature aims to pass later this month.

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