Human Rights Promotion
Indonesia has a bleak human rights record which has damaged its international reputation. But the wave of democracy that swept Indonesia in the late 1990s transformed the government’s response to human rights, leading to the five-year National Action Plans on Human Rights (RANHAM).
The Partnership’s interventions include strengthening the capacity of CSOs to promote human rights, delivering human rights training to the Mobile Brigade Unit (Brimob), recognizing prisoners’ rights through public awareness campaigns, creation of complaint centers and promoting human rights values to extremist groups in Central Java.
The Partnership is working with the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute to develop a Torture Index, measing the forms and practices of torture in Indonesia. The Partnership has formulated the research methodology with four trained regional organizations assisting with the collection of data.
Recognizing Prisoners’ Rights
Indonesian prisons and detention facilities are notorious for their corruption and brutality. They are chronically under-funded and poorly managed, fostering a well-established culture of corruption.
The Partnership worked with a coalition of NGOs to survey Indonesia’s prison service, and has been developing programs to address the programs identified by the study and has helped establish four complaints centers, a public awareness campaign, and training for over 100 prison officers.