Forbes Indonesia Magazine: Human Rights Development in Indonesia, Still Work In Progress
[This article was published in Forbes Indonesia magazine, June 2017,
written by FIHRRST Co-founder, James Kallman].
Our co-founder, James Kallman, talks about human
rights development in Indonesia in Forbes Indonesia magazine. Despite the fact
that Indonesia still retains the death penalty in its judicial system, Kallman
points out that Indonesia has made some notables advances in the human rights
field. Such progress includes the acknowledgement of
Bandung city as the world’s first accountable human rights city, mandatory
human rights certification for companies in the fishery industry, and a change in terminology for “persons with
disabilities” followed by a number of measures to better accommodate them in society. Human rights certification in the fishery
industry and Bandung human rights city form part of our work at FIHRRST, reflecting the implementation of
our first pillar, Business and Human Rights, and second pillar, Accountable Human
Rights Cities, respectively.