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Henry Mathews Award 2022 to Watch Indonesia! and the JM-PPK

Henry Mathews Award 2022 to Watch Indonesia! and the JM-PPK


Cologne. On 10 September 2022, together with the citizens’ initiative JM-PPK (Jaringan Masyarakat Peduli Pegunungan Kendeng, “Network of People Who Care About the Kendeng Mountains”), we received the Henry Mathews Award for Corporate Criticism 2022 from the Dachverband der Kritischen Aktionärinnen und Aktionäre.

As Watch Indonesia! e.V., we are grateful to the office of the Dachverband der Kritischen Aktionärinnen und Aktionäre as well as its board members. Its director Markus Dufner held the laudatio and Basilisa Dengen, former co-director ... read more

Posted on 10:03 AM in Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Campaign, Mining, Environment & Climate
Artistic Perspectives on Human Rights and Impunity in Indonesia

Artistic Perspectives on Human Rights and Impunity in Indonesia


Event on 14th September 2022, 6:30 pm at Berlin Global Village

How can art be a part of addressing human rights violations of the past? Activist and engaged art can help remembering and processing human rights violations. The role art can play in overcoming impunity is little discussed.

In Indonesia, many severe human rights violations of the past remain unpunished to this day. 30 September marks the anniversary of the alleged coup attempt that took place in Indonesia in 1965 and for which ... read more

Posted on 06:44 PM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia
(Deutsch) Hauptversammlung von HeidelbergCement 2022

(Deutsch) Hauptversammlung von HeidelbergCement 2022


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Posted on 04:33 PM in Activities, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Rights, Indonesia, Campaign, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Environment & Climate, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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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Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Indonesia

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Indonesia


submitted March 2022

https://www.watchindonesia.de/wp-content/uploads/UPR_Submission_Indonesia_-2022_WI_WPN.pdf

 

Human Rights Council
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Indonesia
4th cycle (7-18 November 2022)

Joint Stakeholders’ Submission by:
Watch Indonesia! e.V.
West Papua Network (WPN)

I. Introduction

  1. This stakeholder report is a joint submission by Watch Indonesia! and the West Papua Network (Westpapua-Netzwerk, WPN). The report highlights key concerns, trends and significant developments in the human rights situation in Indonesia including a particular focus on the region West Papua between June 2017 and March ... read more

Posted on 02:52 PM in Activities, joint position papers, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Position Papers, Press Freedom, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Society & Religion
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(Deutsch) Dossier: Menschenrechte 2022. Aktuelle Lage in 17 Ländern. Politische Handlungsempfehlungen (Internationale Advocacy Netzwerke)

(Deutsch) Dossier: Menschenrechte 2022. Aktuelle Lage in 17 Ländern. Politische Handlungsempfehlungen (Internationale Advocacy Netzwerke)


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Posted on 05:52 PM in Activities, joint studies and reports, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Publications
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


London, New York, Berlin
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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Call for Paper (bahasa Indonesia)

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
Women’s Rights and Violence against Women in Indonesia with a focus on West Papua

Women’s Rights and Violence against Women in Indonesia with a focus on West Papua


19th May 2021, 11am – 12.30pm (CEST) I 4pm Jakarta Time (WIB), 6pm Jayapura time (WIT)

In English and Bahasa Indonesia with translation

Indonesia is ranked 107th out of 195 countries and regions on the 2020 Gender Development Index. Women’s civil liberties and human rights are neither on the political nor the legal level sufficiently addressed, particularly when it comes to gender
based violence or discrimination. In West Papua, women’s lives are additionally burdened by the ongoing armed conflict as well as ... read more

Posted on 04:55 PM in Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua
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