INDONESIA: Arbitrary detention occurred frequently, law reform stagnant

Indonesian legal system does not have a special law procedure which regulates pre-trial mechanism, and which can challenge whether or not arrest or detention has been lawful. Therefore, the accused or suspects face difficulty in exercising their rights with regard to the due process of law. This needs to be addressed not only by lawmakers but also by the wider Indonesian society and the international community, considering the scale and frequency of arbitrary arrest and detention that continue to occur in Indonesia. An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to the Chairperson Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Mr. Mads Andenas Mr. Mads Andenas Chairperson Working Group on […]

MYANMAR: Appeal to review cases of 32 lawyers disbarred for political reasons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALRC-OLT-009-2011 December 22, 2011 An Open Letter to the Chief Justice of Myanmar (Burma) U Tun Tun Oo Chief Justice Office of the Supreme Court Office No. 24 Naypyitaw MYANMAR Tel: + 95 67 404 080/ 071/ 078/ 067 or + 95 1 372 145 Fax: + 95 67 404 059 Dear Chief Justice MYANMAR: Appeal to review cases of 32 lawyers disbarred for political reasons The Asian Legal Resource Centre is writing to you further to a letter submitted to the president dated 4 November 2011 by 16 lawyers who were disbarred because of alleged political crimes or politically related violations of their codes of practice. […]