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The attacks against the offices of Tempo magazine and anti-corruption activist Tama Satrya Langkun early this month dominates the coverage in this month’s CAVEAT.
The Main Report investigates the incidents and explores need for the Indonesian National Police Force to conduct institutional reform.
This month our Additional Feature examines the urgency to develop and pass specific laws for protection of human rights activists. The safety of human rights activists is not a problem faced only in Indonesia. In this edition’s Rights in Asia, our partner the Asian Human Rights Commission has brought to light the plight of human rights activists in the Philippines, Nepal and Pakistan.
In the Opinion column, Maeve Showell highlights the urgency for Indonesia to ratify the UN Refugee Convention as regional debate heats up in the lead up to the Australian election. As always, CAVEAT also updates you on the latest activities of LBH Masyarakat.
This month LBH Masyarakat participated in the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna where Ricky Gunawan delivered his presentation titled “Legal Literacy in Indonesia: A Tool for Empowering Drug Users, Fishermen, and People Living with HIV to facilitate self-representation.” In other news comes from one of our employees, Ajeng Larasati, has just been named as a 2010 JusticeMakers Fellow which brought three volunteers of International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) came to LBH Masyarakat to assist LBH Masyarakat in running its program.
In addition to our regular columns, LBH Masyarakat had also interviewed Taufik Basari, one of the youngest and most promising human rights lawyers in Indonesia. In the middle of his busy schedule, he shared with us his views on youth and human rights for our Interview.