Author Archives: Setara Institute

Human Rights Performance Index 2013

Sorry, this post only available on Indonesian language. Kontak Person: HENDARDI, Ketua SETARA Institute (08111.709.44) BONAR TIGOR NAIPOSPOS, Wakil Ketua SETARA Institute (0811.819.174) ISMAIL HASANI, Peneliti Senior SETARA Institute (08111.88.4787) Download Index Kinerja Penegakan HAM 2009-2010 Read More »

Survey: Akil Mochtar Failed as Chief Justice


None of the rulings passed in cases overseen by Akil Mochtar, the disgraced former chief justice of the Constitutional Court, passed muster, according to a survey of 200 experts looking back at the now corruption suspect’s record on the bench. “There was not a single satisfactory score for the quality of verdicts made under Akil Mochtar’s leadership,” Hendardi, the chairman ... Read More »

Arrest of top Indonesian judge over corruption sparks outrage


The recent arrest of the Constitutional Court’s chief justice has sent ripples across the country, tarnishing the reputation of the judicial institution — an institution often held up as a rare example of corruption-free power. Indonesia’s anti-graft institution has arrested Chief Justice Akil Mochtar who allegedly accepted a bribe to fix the court’s ruling on a contested election in central ... Read More »


Illustration: Simon Letch

Selamat pagi, Pak Tony Abbott (Good morning, Mr Tony Abbott). Welcome to Indonesia. We hope you like our country – we certainly do. Have you noticed that your refugees almost never come from Indonesia? They come through Indonesia. You worry about boats coming to Australia but these people use Indonesia as a stepping stone to get to you. Officially, there ... Read More »

Indonesia affirms freedom of religion


The government refuses to kowtow to hardliners who have been calling for a ban on the Ahmadiyah sect. Vowing to uphold tolerance and civil rights, the Indonesian government has firmly stood its ground, rejecting demands from some Muslim groups including the Islamic Defenders’ Forum (FPI) to disband the Ahmadiyah sect. “The position of the central government remains guided by the 1945 ... Read More »