News & Updates 28 August 2022

Report Launching on Pathways to Transitional Justice in Indonesia: Victims’ Agency in the Face of Impunity

28 August 2022 – Since 2020, AJAR has conducted nationwide research on the transitional justice mechanisms for survivors of past human rights violations across 5 provinces in Indonesia—South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Aceh, Special Region of Yogyakarta, and Papua. Written alongside Impunity Watch and proudly supported by The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dutch Postcode Lottery, this research program aims to provide empirical evidence to inform and strengthen the meaningful participation of survivors-led activism in transitional justice and to connect these local efforts to a more extensive framework of existing transitional justice mechanisms. The project also seeks to understand survivors’  level of access and equality to justice. The second objective of this project is to provide a comprehensive outlook for the policy-makers on the relationship between transitional justice and societal transformation.

Today, wrapping up the research, AJAR alongside Impunity Watch hold a public discussion to launch our report. Titled “Pathways to Transitional Justice in Indonesia: Victims’ Agency in the Face of Impunity”. Inviting Dodi Yuniar (AJAR), Astri Wulandari (FOPPERHAM), and Sandra Moniaga (National Commission on Human Rights)  the discussion layouts the challenges and obstacles that many civil society organisations need to face to access the transitional justice mechanisms. This public discussion is also a part of our national exhibition Pameran Nasional “Learning Humanity, Unlearning Impunity”, an exhibition held to raise awareness on the issue of past human rights violations in four conflict-affected areas in Indonesia—Yogyakarta, Makassar, Poso, and Kupang.

The report is available both in English and Indonesian, you may find them here!