Febi Yonesta writes that Indonesia desperately needs to resolve the inconsistency between refugee policy and practice if it is to respect and protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees who may be in the country for years to come.

The Constitutional Court will begin hearing Prabowo Subianto’s challenge to his election loss on 14 June. Professor Simon Butt takes a close look at his application.

Are perceptions about the politicisation of law enforcement justified? How do the government and other external parties intervene in legal cases? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Dian Rositawati in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Despite the promise of the national legal aid program, large numbers of poor Indonesians still miss out on legal aid. Muhammad Rizaldi looks at what still needs to be done.

The president’s campaign-trail idea of a regulatory reform body may yet provide a way out of the country’s legal chaos, writes Rizky Argama.

The Constitutional Court is hearing a case challenging the law that establishes Indonesian sovereignty over the Papuan provinces. Dr Richard Chauvel looks at the origins of the challenge.

No need to wait for the fourth industrial revolution, dehumanisation is already a reality for informal domestic workers in Indonesia, writes M. Nur Sholikin.

The arrest of academic Robertus Robet on Thursday for allegedly insulting the Indonesian Military (TNI) has shocked Indonesia. Leopold Sudaryono examines the many legal problems involved with the case against Robet.

The Constitutional Court recently ruled that the current marriageable age of 16 for girls was unconstitutional. Dr Dina Afrianty examines the landmark decision – a remarkably different outcome to the last time the Court heard the issue.

The new Smart Pakem app is supposed to give the public a safe way to report “deviant” religious practices. But could it trigger persecution and conflict instead? Zainal Abidin Bagir weighs up the implications for religion and rights.

On 8 December, an estimated 2,000 people marched through central Jakarta to urge the House of Representatives (DPR) to urgently pass the anti-sexual violence bill. Here we present a selection of images from the demonstration, taken by women’s activist Tunggal Pawestri.

Some 23 people have been sentenced under the Blasphemy Law since President Joko Widodo came to power in 2014, including six this year. Andreas Harsono from Human Rights Watch looks at the impact of the law on its victims, such as ethnic Chinese Buddhist Meliana.