Dec 07, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Justice System

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

Crystal meth users in Indonesia

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

Populism versus justice

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

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

Justice denied?

The Indonesian way of confronting the past underestimates the importance of truth and justice

Masa lalu yang tersembunyi

Esai foto-foto Pulau Buru

The politics of compromise

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

Enduring impunity

The reality for women survivors of conflict-related violence in Indonesia does not match the rhetoric

Stop Impunity Now

The International People’s Tribunal 1965 explained 

Jalan Indonesia

Pursuing justice through local initiatives

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act has largely failed to make government institutions more transparent and accountable

Defending murder

A marriage of convenience lies behind a campaign to defend Kopassus soldiers on trial for murder in Yogyakarta

After justice

What happens after three police officers are found guilty of manslaughter and torture?

Ari’s audacity

How can you be a straight cop when people just give you money?

Review: Justice, victimhood and remembering the violence in East Timor

Lia Kent’s study of East Timor’s attempts at transitional justice is an important contribution  

Big prison, little prison

Stories from Papua’s political prisoners show life at the edge of freedom

Performing on the inside

Theatre therapy in a narcotics gaol is helping inmates survive

Incarceration in Indonesia

Nikki Edwards An examination of prisons and detention centres shows that Indonesia still has a long way to go in protecting human rights The international media has long carried stories about the imprisonment of Schapelle Corby in Bali and of the Indonesian children convicted of people smuggling and held in Australian gaols. But until the recent riot in Tanjung Gusta prison, where inmates were being held in facilities stretched to almost double capacity, the stories of the thousands of Indonesians who are locally imprisoned failed to make the headlines. This edition of Inside Indonesia begins to investigate these people’s stories. The articles delve into the depths of Indonesia’s gaols, seeking to understand who is incarcerated, under what conditions, and why.

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'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

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Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

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Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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