INDONESIA: Lecture by Mr. Basil Fernando with Indonesia Law School Students on International Law and Important of National Judiciary Reform

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about a lecture on International Law and judiciary reform in Indonesia legal system. The lecture conducted by Mr. Basil Fernando with Indonesian law students of International Law Class of the University of Bung Karno, Jakarta.

In total, 37 students took part in the lecture and actively involved in the interactive discussion. The video lecture available here

The lecture conducted in English and translated to Bahasa.

Some important issues highlighted in the lecture: policing system should in line with judiciary mechanism, judiciary reform needed in Indonesia context, in particular pre-trial detention. Mr. Basil stressed about pre-trial detention which is still existing under Indonesia Criminal Law Procedure, the law is legacy of Suharto and also legacy of Dutch Colonial.

Mr. Basil Fernando also stressed about the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), article 2 on Remedy for violations of rights. Mr. Basil also stressed that the students should aware and involve in the national discourse and always raised critical thought about the legal system and promote human rights and international law in Indonesia context.