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

Law

Cyber mercenaries vs the KPK

Cyber troops spread disinformation to gain public support for the KPK Law revision

Pertarungan untuk penghapusan kekerasan seksual

Penundaan pengesahaan Rancangan Undang-Undang Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual (RUU PKS) berbarengan dengan peningkatan kekerasan terhadap perempuan

The fight to outlaw sexual violence in Indonesia

Delays to the Sexual Violence Bill have coincided with an increase in violence against women

A 150-year old obstacle to land rights 

The Dutch colonialists adopted the concept of domein verklaring (domain declaration) to claim control over a large part of Indonesia’s land. This act lives on in modern-day Indonesia, causing conflict and poverty.

Ramadan in the time of COVID-19

Muhammadiyah’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic combines Salafi legal reasoning with medical pragmatism

Counterfeit fashion is hot property

Indonesian youth are buying more fake fashion despite some awareness of its harmful impacts

A whistleblowing culture

The assumption of the importance of financial reward has held back work to eradicate corruption in Indonesia

Witnessing shame and punishment

Shared images of Syariah punishment are a key strategy of social control in Aceh

Moral politics of nationhood

Constructions of political, sexual and religious others in contemporary Indonesia

Reframing the demon

Lapindo mudflow victims are drawing on ritual to battle their politically untouchable oppressor

Drugs and drug policy

Drug use in Indonesia has a long history

Crystal meth users in Indonesia

Not all users of sabu-sabu are dependant on it, but their experiences are ignored by the law

Drugs and the death penalty

Indonesia’s ill-informed war on drugs endangers and ends lives rather than saving them

Criminal patients

People who use drugs occupy an ambiguous position in Indonesian government rhetoric

Populism versus justice

Indonesia’s legal system is too flawed to sentence people to death

Cannabis, for starters

The growing support for cannabis decriminalisation in Indonesia could both help and hinder broader drug reform

Timotius and Freeport

Elite politics and Freeport Indonesia’s non-compliance continue to deny Timotius Kambu his owed wages

An inadvertent terrorist

One man’s humdrum pathway into terrorism demonstrates the need for extra care in prisons and de-radicalisation programs

No justice at home or abroad

Indonesia’s children wrongly imprisoned in Australia still haven’t been compensated

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