Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK)

Established in July 1998, PSHK is an independent research institution that contributes significantly to the consistency of the legal enforcement and to legal reform in Indonesia generally.


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The female ghost in Indonesia’s most recent horror movie is scary. But the data on maternal mortality rates and sexual violence against women are scary too. Rapi Films

Indonesian folklore of vengeful female ghosts hold symbols of violence against women

A new movie about a female ghost has scared millions in Indonesia. Female ghosts have been center stage in Indonesian folklore and their stories can serve as a warning to the state of women today.
Kalau saja “Ibu”, tokoh seram ‘Pengabdi Setan’, mendapatkan BPJS Kesehatan, mungkin nasibnya akan lebih baik. Rapi Films

‘Pengabdi Setan’ dan kisah hantu perempuan: simbol adanya kekerasan terhadap perempuan

Film 'Pengabdi Setan' sedang menjadi pembicaraan hangat. Penonton kabarnya sangat ketakutan. Hantu perempuan seperti Ibu dan yang lainnya memberi kita satu pelajaran: perempuan masih jadi korban.
Pengepungan kantor LBH Jakarta merupakan persoalan yang sangat serius terkait dengan pelanggaran atas hak atas kebebasan berkumpul, mengemukakan pendapat dan berekspresi.

Pengepungan LBH Jakarta: akademisi merespons

Kami menghubungi beberapa akademisi untuk memberikan analisis mengenai pengepungan terhadap LBH Jakarta, Minggu 17 September 2017.
Several studies have revealed forced land acquisitions in Indonesia lead to conflicts and loss of income of displaced persons. Reuters/Beawiharta

Indonesia should make land acquisitions more transparent and participative

Indonesia is pushing for more infrastructure development projects. But the people relocated to make way for these projects have very little power to ensure their livelihoods are secure.
The country’s lawmakers for the past two years have been deliberating a new oil and gas bill without much progress. Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Finding the right model for Indonesia’s oil and gas management

Indonesian lawmakers should ignore a push from nationalists groups to return monopoly rights over the country's oil and gas reserved to the state oil company, Pertamina.
The ride-hailing app Go-jek is part of Indonesia’s growing creative economy. Reuters/Beawiharta

Indonesia needs creative economy law to spur job creation

Creative industries have the potential to provide much needed jobs in Indonesia. But, without a law on creative economy, industries are being subjected to rigid sectoral regulations.
A Filipino soldier patrols the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The US is considering sending aircrafts and warships to patrol the disputed area, which is claimed by China and four other Southeast Asian countries. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO / POOL

US patrol in South China Sea may stop China’s mischief in disputed waters

The US is considering naval patrols of disputed parts of the South China Sea in response to China's creation of artificial islands. Other nations with claims may welcome a temporary US presence.
Australia’s appeal to spare reformed Bali duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran failed in the face of Indonesia’s retributive justice system. EPA/MAST IRHAM

Indonesia’s retributive justice was deaf to pleas for reformed Bali duo

In spite of vigorous appeals from Australia for Indonesia to spare the lives of Bali duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, most Indonesians were not persuaded. Chan and Sukumaran were executed last week…

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