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TRC Before the Bloodshed?
December 11, 2014
JURIST is seeking commentary on the methods through which a troubled society might reconcile differences prior to the outbreak of large-scale violence. Could the Truth and Reconciliation Commission model that was brought to bear in South Africa, Liberia, Argentina, Indonesia and many other countries....... [more]

Singapore and Indonesia sign maritime border treaty
September 3, 2014
Leaders of Singapore and Indonesia on Wednesday signed a treaty establishing their territorial boundaries in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. According to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the agreement is a demonstration of how the two countries have been able to work together i....... [more]

UN expert requests access to monitor rights violations in Gaza
August 27, 2014
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, on Tuesday formally requested access to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory to gather first-hand information into the human rights situation in Gaza. The UN estimates over the past six weeks of....... [more]

Indonesia high court upholds presidential election results
August 22, 2014
Indonesia's highest court, the Indonesian Constitutional Court, ruled on Thursday that results from last month's democratic presidential election naming Joko Widodo as the country's president elect will stand. The court ruled unanimously to uphold Widodo's victory by a 6 percent margin over Prabowo....... [more]

Indonesia Constitutional Court establishes panels to resolve election disputes
May 12, 2014
The Indonesian Constitutional Court (MK) on Monday established three panels to review disputes regarding the country's April 9 legislative elections. The MK and the General Elections Commission (KPU) formed the panels in expectation of challenges to the election results, announced by the KPU on May....... [more]

Indonesia chief justice arrested for corruption
October 3, 2013
The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday arrested the chief justice of the country's constitutional court for allegedly accepting over USD $250,000 in bribes. Akil Mochtar was elected as chief justice for a five-year term which began in August, and the money confiscated fr....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Indonesia to restrict use of death penalty
March 28, 2013
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Christof Heyns on Monday urged the Indonesian government to restrict the use of capital punishment to comply with their international human rights obligations. On March 14, Malawian national Adami Wilson was executed by firing squad after being c....... [more]

UN rights experts urge Indonesia to amend bill regulating organizations
February 14, 2013
A group of UN human rights experts joined Thursday to urge Indonesia to amend a Bill on Mass Organizations that is currently being considered by the legislature. The proposed legislation would require organizations to register with the Ministry of Home Affairs and affirm that they believe in only on....... [more]

UN rights chief urges Indonesia to end discrimination
November 13, 2012
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday urged Indonesia to end violence and discrimination against Christians and Muslim minorities, such as Shiites. During her visit to Indonesia, Pillay met with several government officials and the judges on the country's Constitutional Court....... [more]

Indonesia cleric imprisoned for violating blasphemy law
July 12, 2012
An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced a Shia cleric to two years in prison on blasphemy charges. Chief Judge Purnomo Amin Tjahjo of the Sampang district court announced the sentence of Tajul Muluk, whose teachings were deemed to have deviated from mainstream Islam resulting in "public anxiety" o....... [more]

Indonesia court sentences Bali bomber to 20 years
June 21, 2012
A five-judge panel for the West Jakarta district court in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday sentenced Umar Patek to 20 years in prison for his role in several terrorist plots including the Jakarta church bombings in 2000 and the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing. Patek was found guilty of all charges for h....... [more]


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