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Lawyering on the Margin 2018

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME The 2018 “Lawyering on the Margins” will be the fifth unique global gathering of lawyers working with marginalized groups; specifically people who use drugs, sex workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBTQIA+). For the first time the convening will be organized by Release – the UK centre …

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Mapping Out Drug Dependency Treatment in Indonesia

Upon winning the presidential election in 2014, Joko Widodo, often referred as Jokowi – launched the war on drugs in Indonesia. He claimed that Indonesia is in a drug emergency situation. This emergence is marked by the existence of 4.5 million people who use drugs in Indonesia; worse, 1.2 million …

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Annual Report 2016

“There is always rainbow after the rain.” Ricky said to describe how LBH Masyarakat were going through in 2016. We Lost our friend and our client, Humphrey Jefferson. He was executed by Joko Widodo’s administration last year. We went down for awhile but we woke up and got several achievement. …

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Policy Paper: Determining Mental Capacity in Criminal and Civil Law

This paper sets out a study of mental capacity in Indonesian criminal law, capital punishment and civil law. Indonesian Law Number 18 Year 2014 Regarding Mental Health (UUKJ) provides a new legislative framework for mental health issues within Indonesia that seeks to protect and rehabilitate mentally ill people. Articles 71-73 …

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Policy Paper: Determining Mental Capacity in Criminal and Civil Law

This paper sets out a study of mental capacity in Indonesian criminal law, capital punishment and civil law. Indonesian Law Number 18 Year 2014 Regarding Mental Health (UUKJ) provides a new legislative framework for mental health issues within Indonesia that seeks to protect and rehabilitate mentally ill people. Articles 71-73 …

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LGBT = Nuclear? Indonesia’s Phobia Emergency

In patriarchal culture, LGBT people are an “Other” that is exiled by the hetero-normative community. This exile causes stigma and discrimination. The prevalent view in the community, of LGBT people as unnatural and in contradiction to many religious values, contributes to the pervasiveness of homophobia and discrimination against LGBT people. …

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The Bipolar Law: Protecting or Incarcerating?

Problems of health do not only concern issues that are physical, but also psychological. In 2013, a research on basic health estimated that about 1.7 per mille of Indonesian households have a family member with severe mental disorder. Without early and effective treatment the disorder is potentially harmful for an individual’s …

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Flogging in Numbers and Complications

The local government has received full mandate under the Constitution of 1945 to govern itself in accordance with autonomy prinicple and assistance duty.By the autonomy, the local government has the right, authority,and obligation to maintain its government specificallyini certain sectors, i.e. education, health, public work, spatial planning, public housing, settlement area, …

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