INDONESIA: Extreme poverty in Asmat regency has caused measles and malnutrition

A Written Submission to the 38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the extreme poverty and health crisis faced by Asmat regency in Papua, Indonesia. Approximately 70 Papuan children died from measles and malnutrition in 2018. Extreme poverty and a lack of public infrastructure in the province, particularly in Asmat regency, has caused serious health problems and malnutrition, direly affecting children. The Indonesian government has failed in protecting its citizens’ right to health and life.

INDONESIA: Corruption and bribery threatening judicial independence

A Written Submission to the 38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the lack of accountability and independence of Indonesia’s judges and lawyers. One of the most serious problems threatening the Indonesian judiciary is corruption, involving judges, court clerks and lawyers. Not only does such corruption have a negative impact on the accountability of judges and lawyers, but it also seriously undermines fair trial and due process.

INDONESIA: Summary executions recurring while perpetrators enjoy impunity

A Written Submission to the 38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding the situation of extrajudicial executions (summary executions) in Indonesia.

INDONESIA: Recurring Torture Judicial System failed to address

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding torture and other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment occurring in Indonesia at this time. We note that torture cases are sill serious problems in Indonesia, despite the fact that the Government has ratified the International Convention against Torture in 1998. Additionally, Indonesia has enacted some regulations in favor of eliminating torture. Three examples are: Government Regulation No. 92 2015 regarding Compensation for Victims of Wrongful Arrest; Law No. 16 2011 on […]

INDONESIA: Impunity strengthened while past human rights abuses remain forgotten

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) of the lack of seriousness of President JokoWidodo’s government in resolving past human rights abuses. This is contrary to the Nawa Cita, President Widodo’s vision and mission, which clearly states that he will ensure prosecution of past human rights abuses cases, and it also has a breakdown into a National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN 2014-2019), which states that the government will ensure protection of its citizens. The RPJMN also clearly states that human rights […]

INDONESIA: Neither recognition nor protection for Human Rights Defenders

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding the situation of Human Rights Defenders in Indonesia (HRD). Defenders are still targeted for human rights violations in various patterns and forms. ALRC’S sister organization, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), notes and reports that human rights violations mostly targeted HRD’S who advocate environment, land rights and anti-corruption cases. We do believe that massive human rights violations in the area of environment and land are due to Government policy, under President Joko Widodo’s […]

INDONESIA: Minority Groups Freedom of Religion and Beliefs Remain on Paper

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the on-going problems of freedom of religion and beliefs in Indonesia. So far the Government has failed to settle the old problems of religious conflict; therefore the same patterns still recur. These problems are twofold: #1 banning the establishment of places of worship by anti-tolerant groups and # 2 persecution of minority groups such as Ahmadiyya and Shi’a, up until today. The problem of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Shi’a and Ahmadiyya in […]

Submission concerning the Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia

INTRODUCTION The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Indonesia. In the second cycle of the UPR in 2012, in total, the Republic of Indonesia received 180 recommendations, out of which the Delegation was able to accept 144 during the Working Groups session. The remaining 36 recommendations needed further consultation with relevant stakeholders in Indonesia. After consultation, the government accepted six of the recommendations as well.