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March, 2018

  • 16 March

    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 …

December, 2017

  • 6 December

    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 …

October, 2017

  • 17 October

    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. …

  • 12 October

    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 …

August, 2017

  • 8 August

    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. …

  • 7 August

    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 …

  • 7 August

    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, …

  • 7 August

    Discrimination on HIV: An Epidemic

    HIV/AIDS prevalence in Indonesia is the highest in Southeast Asia region. From 2005 to 2015 the cumulative numbers of HIV cases are 191.073 and 77.121 of AIDS cases. Over the last ten years, various prevention efforts have been made by the government, ranging from harm reduction program in 2006, prevention of …

  • 7 August

    Death of Prisoners: Failure of Sentencing

    The birth of prison is thought to be in line with the change of sentence objective, from retaliation principle to rehabilitation principle. Criminal perpetrator is not only acknowledged as a person that causes suffering, but also as someone who has committed a mistake and could be guided again. However, prison …

  • 7 August

    Addiction on The Failing Drug Policy Strategy

    War comes with consequences and implications. The government of Indonesia believes that we are now in a state of war; namely war on drugs. This jargon, the war on drugs, is often used to increase society’s negative sentiment against drugs and its users. One of the most important tools in …