2-3 researchers from Mainland China and Indonesia can become guest researchers at the NCHR. Application deadline is 31 May 2016.
Indonesia Programme News
New minister endorses training by NCHR partner to ensure 'game-changing' Village Law comply with human rights and involve women and indigenous people.
The report from the workshop on the Indonesian Village Law is now available.
NCHR offers scholarships to two Indonesian students for studying at the inter-diciplinary Master Programme The Theory and Practice of Human Rights. The scholarships are intended to cover all living costs for two years. It is now possible to apply for the study period that starts mid-2016.
On 27 January, a report about the human rights impact of palm oil plantations in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan was launched in Jakarta by the Jakarta-based Institute for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
An collection of essays on Islam and Human Rights was published in December 2014, based on selected contributions to the conference 'Islam and Human Rights - theories and prcatices in contemporary Indonesia', which was held in Yogyakarta in 2012.
A human rights training for civil servants in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan was held on October 21, in cooperation with the Institute for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
A five-day program consisting of a human rights training component, introduction to the new village law, and discussion on the impacts of palm oil production in the sub-district, was carried out in Paju Epat subdistrict 22-26 September 2014.
Gisle Kvanvig of the Vietnam Programme and Knut D. Asplund of the Indonesia Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights presented their programme’s cooperation with the Vietnam People's Police Force and the Armed Forces of Indonesia (TNI) respectively at the conference “Human rights and the security sector in the Asia Pacific” in Bangkok from September 15 to 17, 2014.
For the seventh consecutive year the Indonesia Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights in Cooperation with FRR Law Office Jakarta have run a training course in the law of armed conflict and human rights for the Indonesian Army’s Special Forces, Kopassus from September 8 to 11. This time the training took place in the in quarters of Group 3 of Kopassus in Cijantung in the outskirts of Jakarta. Group 3 is a specially selected unit specialising in anti-terror, unconventional warfare and intelligence.
- After more than 16 years of “reformasi,” the framework of transitional justice has not yet been able to function properly as an integral approach in settling past human rights abuses in Indonesia, says Indria Fernida, graduate from NCHR's Master Program in Human Rights.
Mahaarum Kusama Pertiwi graduated from NCHR’s Master Program “Theory and Practice of Human Rights” in May 2014. As part of her degree, she conducted an internship with the Indonesia Programme and its partner Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang.
For the second consecutive year the Indonesia Programme has been supporting a regional course in humanitarian law in cooperation with TNI, FRR Law Office and the International Institute for Humanitarian Law, Sanremo.
The training was held in Central Kalimantan province, Lamandau district, Delang sub-district, and attended by 45 participants, who mainly were village heads and other people involved in village administration.
In 2013, the Indonesia Programme cooperated with several Indonesian NGOs on monitoring the human rights impact of palm oil in Central Kalimantan.
In cooperation with the Jakarta-based Institute for Ecosoc Rights, the Indonesia Programme has conducted a range of activities in the province of East Nusa Tenggara between 2008 and 2011, aiming to increase civil society's capacity to work for human rights.
Marek Linha, a master student at NCHR has taken a closer look at the results achieved.
The Centre for Human Rights Studies at the Indonesian Islamic University (Pusham UII), have undertaken to conduct a study on the business legislation in Indonesia’s compliance with human rights standards, supported by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.
Among the Indonesians attending the course in 2013 were Sri Puji Astuti and Elisabeth Siahaan from the Directorate General of Human Rights in the Ministry of Law and Human Rights as well as Tody Baskoro and Dinie S.M. Arief from the Directorate of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also Muktiono from the Brawijaya University and Roy Irawan from the Muhammadiyah University in Malang attended the course.
Sébastien Coquoz graduated from the master programme 'the Theory and Practice of Human Rights' earlier this year. His thesis was to a considerable extent based on information he gathered while he conducted an intership at the Centre for Human Rights Studies at the Islamic University of Indonesia.
A training on human rights and anti-corruption measures was conducted in Yogyakarta November 17 to 22. The participants were heads of Indonesian high, district and corruption courts from Indonesian western provinces in Sumatera, Java and Kalimantan.
Two trainings for Indonesian university lecturers focusing on civil and political rights were conducted in May 2013.
After a morning session outlining the current political climate in Vietnam, after lunch the seminar titled “Southeast Asia at yet another Crossroad” took a closer look at the situation in Indonesia as of June 2014; one month before the presidential elections and two months after the parliamentary elections.