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Constitutional Courts protect minority rights

Constitutional Courts protect minority rights


Information and analysis, 08 November 2017

by Alex Flor

It’s a good week for minorities in Indonesia and Germany. Both countries’ Constitutional Courts took important decisions against discriminatory laws. In Indonesia the Court ruled that believers of indigenous faiths shall be recognized similar to people who belong to one of the six religions officially acknowledged so far. Instead of leaving the entry for religion blank on their ID cards and other documents, they shall be given ... read more

Posted on 03:45 AM in Justice, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, Society & Religion
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Jangan Anggap Partai Politik Baru sebagai Musuh

Jangan Anggap Partai Politik Baru sebagai Musuh


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Indonesian version

Posted on 02:25 AM in democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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PBB Pertanyakan HAM Dan Perampasan Tanah Di Papua Pada Delegasi Indonesia

PBB Pertanyakan HAM Dan Perampasan Tanah Di Papua Pada Delegasi Indonesia


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Indonesian version

Posted on 12:55 AM in Human Development, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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UN body questions Indonesia on Papua, land-grabbing and human rights

UN body questions Indonesia on Papua, land-grabbing and human rights


Geneva, 01 May 2014

 

A Joint Press Release by Franciscans International, the International Coalition for Papua, VIVAT International, Watch Indonesia!, and the West Papua Netzwerk

 

On April 30 and May 1st, 2014, the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva assessed the level of implementation of these rights in Indonesia. The review process covered access to health care and education, the problem of land-grabbing, and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. In the discussion the Committee showed ... read more

Posted on 05:43 AM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications
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Sein und Schein: die Umsetzung des Zivilpakts in Indonesien

Sein und Schein: die Umsetzung des Zivilpakts in Indonesien


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German version

Posted on 11:47 PM in Aceh, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications, Society & Religion
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Merkel sent the wrong signals

Merkel sent the wrong signals


Information and Analysis, 14 July 2012

 by Alex Flor

The Indonesian Constitution gives people the freedom to be atheists or communists, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was told by Constitutional Court chief Mahfud MD. These words, cited by the daily Jakarta Post sound nice.

As a matter of fact, Indonesian laws up until today are restrictive on the point of spreading communist ideology. Whether it be a revival of the PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia), once the biggest communist party outside of communist ... read more

Posted on 12:04 PM in democracy, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Judiciary & Administration, Publications, Society & Religion
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Diduga MK sudah punya putusan sebelum sidang ambang batas PT

Diduga MK sudah punya putusan sebelum sidang ambang batas PT


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Posted on 10:42 PM in democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Perluas Kewenangan MK

Perluas Kewenangan MK


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Posted on 03:29 PM in democracy, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Kinerja MK Dibayangi Ketidakstabilan

Kinerja MK Dibayangi Ketidakstabilan


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Posted on 09:23 AM in democracy, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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The New Indonesian Constitutional Court

The New Indonesian Constitutional Court


April 2007

A study into its beginnings and first years of work

by Petra Stockmann

[…] Constitutional courts in transition countries face a number of additional challenges: For one, the courts will in one way or another have to deal with the legacy of the past authoritarian regimes. Questions of transitional justice may also touch upon the realm of constitutional jurisdiction and might collide with the principle of upholding the law. And then there is the question of what ... read more

Posted on 04:03 AM in democracy, joint studies and reports, Justice, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Publications
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