May 29, 2022 Last Updated 7:57 AM, May 27, 2022

Human Rights

A dispensable threat

LGBT rights and recognition have been under attack in the Indonesian media, for various reasons

‘No more money for our needles’

HIV prevention programs lack financial support, with serious consequences

Masa lalu yang tersembunyi

Esai foto-foto Pulau Buru

Review: Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

Pohlman’s study provides sensitive and powerful testimony of the impact of this violence on women and girls

Murdering army, silent church

Reverend Mery Kolimon, researcher and advocate working on the 1965 killings in Eastern Indonesia, has a personal connection to this piece of history

Testimony of a messenger

A memoir by a former army officer offers insights into Suharto’s moves in October 1965

Bagaimana Indonesia menangani migrasi paksa

Kasus Rohingya mengungkap bagaimana sulitnya melawan kejahatan transnasional dalam migrasi paksa

What the future might hold

Opening new prospects for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Filling the legal vacuum

Improving prospects for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia is a matter of political will

Shelter versus shielded borders

The Rohingya case reveals the difficulty of combatting transnational crime associated with forced migration

Rocking the boat

Jose da Costa and 17 others fled Indonesia-occupied East Timor on a small fishing boat and sought asylum in Australia

Ugly sanctuary

The Galang Island refugee camp has a chequered history

Marriage denied

Refugees, asylum seekers and stateless migrants face significant barriers to marrying their Indonesian partners

Resisting limbo

Self-organisation amongst refugees in Indonesia

All alone

Unaccompanied minors face precarious conditions in Indonesia

Asylum in Indonesia: Can temporary refuge become permanent protection?

The international refugee system is in disarray. As Europe struggles to craft a response to an unprecedented influx of migrants and asylum seekers, the United Nations refugee agency reports that displacement is at a record high of 60 million people. While most of the world’s displaced remain inside their own countries, almost 20 million people are refugees seeking protection in other states. Indonesia and the region are not immune from these global challenges.

The Sultan of development?

Succession within the Sultanate of Yogyakarta decides who will own vast tracts of land

Keeping promises

Disability rights activists have called on Jokowi to account for his pre-election promises

United in disappointment

Labour rights have suffered under the Jokowi administration

The politics of compromise

The Reconciliation Committee has dashed hopes that Jokowi could improve Indonesia’s human rights record

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