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The Feasibility of Systematic Research on the Deterrent Effects of the Death Penalty in Indonesia

Deterrence is one of the fundamental justifications for the death penalty across the world. This report assesses the feasibility of conducting systematic empirical research on deterrent effects of the death penalty on drug and other criminal offences in Indonesia. Research on detterence requires complex empirical analyses within contemporary theoritical frameworks …

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The Feasibility of Conducting Research on Attitudes Towards the Death Penalty in Indonesia: Elite and Public Opinions

The past thirty years has seen a revolution in the discourse on and practice of capital punishment around the world. There has been a movement towards abolition and progressive restriction of the death penalty. International law currently allows for ‘limited retention’ for only the ‘most serious’ crimes. However, this concept …

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Vacancy: Reprieve International South East Asia Junior Fellow

Reprieve is a UK charity founded in 1999 by Clive Stafford Smith. Reprieve uses strategic interventions to end the use of the death penalty globally, and secret prisons and state-sanctioned assassinations in the context of the so-called “war on terror”. We work for the most disenfranchised people in society, as …

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A Day at Tangerang Youth Prison

We approached the gates of the prison at 11am on a Monday morning. Adi’s (not his real name) family greeted us with handshakes and solemn nods. We, representatives from LBH Masyarakat and Adi’s family, were informed by LBH Masyarakat’s lawyers that we would have to wait another two hours until …

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Media Coverage of Our Works in 2018

Working in human rights movement is so challenging. Our voice rarely be shut down by those who have power. But, we believe that discourses about human rights have to be communicated widely. We thank to media workers for helping us by reporting our work in human rights so that message …

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Between Go and Went

On Wednesdays I teach English in two informal classes. It seems for white foreigners in Indonesia, requests to teach English are almost as common as requests for selfies. One of these classes is held at the methadone clinic at Puskesmas (Community Health Centre) Gambir, Central Jakarta, attended by a group …

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Press Release – How Fortunate It Is to be a Member of Parliament’s Kid!

In principle, LBH Masyarakat agrees with the stance of police in returning home the son of Henry Yosodiningrat, a Member of Parliament from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle and founder of the anti-drugs NGO Granat, after the child tested positive for drugs. LBH Masyarakat supports drug dependency recovery efforts …

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Press Release – President Jokowi, Pull Back The Criminal Code Revision!

LBH Masyarakat criticizes the acceleration of the ratification the draft revised Criminal Code (RKUHP) by the Government and Parliament. Fundamental issues with the RKUHP, such as the minimal involvement of parties who will be affected by proposed articles within it, have thus far been glossed over. These issues are exacerbated …

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Annual Report 2017

Despite Community Legal Aid Institute turning 10 on December 8 last year, our journey has not felt so long. Over time Community Legal Aid Institute has become active in many legal and human rights issues, becoming a pioneer in human rights movements related to drugs and HIV, issues which sat at …

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