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Elections 2024 in Indonesia: Analysis and Opinions (Article Series)

Elections 2024 in Indonesia: Analysis and Opinions (Article Series)


On 14 February, Indonesia will hold the world’s largest election in a single day. The approximately 205 million eligible voters are called upon to elect a new president and vice president as well as almost 20,000 representatives for the national parliament, the provincial parliaments and the district parliaments.

In view of their formative power, the presidential elections are widely in the focus of public attention. Since mid-November, the approved pairs of presidential and vice-presidential candidates who will run to succeed President ... read more

Posted on 07:57 PM in Elections & Political Parties, Feature, Indonesia
Elections 2024 in Indonesia: Analysis and Opinions (Article Series)

Elections 2024 in Indonesia: Analysis and Opinions (Article Series)


On 14 February, Indonesia will hold the world’s largest election in a single day. The approximately 205 million eligible voters are called upon to elect a new president and vice president as well as almost 20,000 representatives for the national parliament, the provincial parliaments and the district parliaments.

In view of their formative power, the presidential elections are widely in the focus of public attention. Since mid-November, the approved pairs of presidential and vice-presidential candidates who will run to succeed President ... read more

Posted on 07:57 PM in Elections & Political Parties, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications
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Joint Letter on Indonesia’s Candidacy for Election to the UN Human Rights Council

Joint Letter on Indonesia’s Candidacy for Election to the UN Human Rights Council


19 September 2023

Indonesia is seeking to become a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the next two years. The elections for the UN Human Rights Council for the 2024 – 2026 period will be held in October 2023. Indonesia is re-applying for membership.

The Human Rights Council is the key UN intergovernmental body responsible for human rights, charged with overseeing, promoting and protecting human rights around the world. It needs human rights compliant states to be a credible body.

A ... read more

Posted on 05:03 PM in democracy, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Environment & Climate
(Deutsch) Das indonesische Wahlsystem

(Deutsch) Das indonesische Wahlsystem


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Posted on 11:04 AM in democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Indonesia
(Deutsch) Antikommunismus und Massenmord: Indonesien 1965/66 als Blaupause

(Deutsch) Antikommunismus und Massenmord: Indonesien 1965/66 als Blaupause


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Posted on 12:32 PM in Activities, democracy, Justice, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia
Refugees in Indonesia: Lingering in Permanent Limbo?

Refugees in Indonesia: Lingering in Permanent Limbo?


by Annika Püfke and Antje Missbach

In December 2021, for the fourth time within the last two years, Indonesian authorities saw themselves forced to facilitate a rescue mission to save 105 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, from deadly danger at sea. Having fled persecution in Myanmar and then become stuck in refugee camps in Bangladesh, the Rohingya had suffered perilous conditions for more than a month, trapped on an unseaworthy boat and insufficiently equipped ... read more

Posted on 04:44 PM in Activities, democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications
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(Deutsch) Neue Hauptstadt, alte Probleme

(Deutsch) Neue Hauptstadt, alte Probleme


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Posted on 03:10 PM in Activities, democracy, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate
President Widodo Should Revoke Award for Human Rights Violator – Committing Crimes Against Humanity is Not for Celebration

President Widodo Should Revoke Award for Human Rights Violator – Committing Crimes Against Humanity is Not for Celebration


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Saturday 14 August, 2021

President Widodo Should Revoke Award for Human Rights Violator
Committing Crimes Against Humanity is Not for Celebration

TAPOL, ETAN and Watch Indonesia! strongly condemn President Joko Widodo’s decision to grant ‘Bintang Jasa Utama’, one the highest national awards, to Eurico Guterres on Thursday, 12 August 2021.

Guterres, an anti-independence militia leader in Timor-Leste, was one of the key figures who led and participated in a series of massacres and destruction in his homeland prior to ... read more

Posted on 01:09 PM in Activities, democracy, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Justice, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Press Releases
Westpapua: Reject Extension of Special Autonomy & Free Victor Yeimo

Westpapua: Reject Extension of Special Autonomy & Free Victor Yeimo


West Papuan people are rejecting the extension and revision of the special autonomy law. In support of a call by West Papuan grassroots organisations, on 25 May 2021 TAPOL and the Papuan People’s Petition (Petisi Rakyat Papua, PRP) hosted a range of West Papuan grassroots organisations and NGOs from around the world to make statements at an online event titled “West Papua: Reject Extension of Special Autonomy and Free Victor Yeimo”. Victor Yeimo is the international spokesperson for PRP who ... read more

Posted on 11:36 AM in Activities, democracy, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Press Freedom, Regional Conflicts
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Call for Papers for a Special Issue “Authoritarianism Reloaded? – Democratic Governance in Indonesia and Timor-Leste” 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue “Authoritarianism Reloaded? – Democratic Governance in Indonesia and Timor-Leste” 


 

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While Timor-Leste struggles with the realisation of democratic governance some 20 years after independence, numerous indicators point to the decline of democracy in Indonesia. The pandemic exacerbates existing inequalities and strengthens authoritarian tendencies. We we invite experts and civil society actors working for democracy to share their views, analysis and insights on how current political developments in Indonesia and Timor-Leste affect democracy and civil society.

 

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Posted on 08:26 AM in Activities, democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor

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