PERPRES – Refugee Protection Must Answer Key Issues Regarding Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Indonesia

 The Government of Indonesia has passed Presidential Decree (Perpres) 31 December 2016: ”Republic of Indonesia Presidential Decree 125/2016 regarding Refugees from Abroad”. SUAKA; Indonesian Civil Society Network for Refugee Rights Protection, welcomes this Presidential Decree (Perpres), which has been planned since 2010. This regulation fills a legal vacuum which has long affected asylum seekers and…

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Pembentukan Dewan Kerukunan Nasional Dinilai Hambat Reformasi Hukum

Kompas, Selasa, 10 Januari 2017 | 14:45 WIB Direktur Eksekutif Human Rights Group (HRWG) Muhammad Hafiz berpendapat, pembentukan Dewan Kerukunan Nasional berpotensi menghambat kebijakan reformasi bidang hukum yang menjadi prioritas Presiden Joko Widodo. Menurut Hafiz, konsep Dewan Kerukunan yang dimaksud pemerintah seakan ingin mengenyampingkan penegakan hukum terhadap pelanggaran yang terjadi. “Hal itu berbahaya untuk pembangunan hukum…

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Human rights not yet priority: Rights group

Tama Salim, Jakarta | Thu, January 12 2017 | Indonesia’s 2017 foreign policy priorities do little to move away from the common paradigm of peacekeeping, economy building and maintaining regional peace and security, while failing to focus on the promotion and protection of human rights, a rights activist has said. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi conveyed…

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