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Business & Human Rights Resource Center: Indonesia to Develop a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published our article on the launch of Indonesian National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. The launch, held on 16 June 2017 at Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta, marked an important milestone for Indonesia. Indonesia is the first country in ASEAN (even Asia) to publish NAP on Business and Human Rights. One of our founders, Marzuki Darusman, was a speaker at the event. He states that, "respect for human rights by corporations will, in the near future, become the new norm in Indonesia".Read more at: (…

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 disa…


Internship at FIHRRST Indonesia: New England Law Student Tackling Human Trafficking and Illegal Fishing

During her internship experience at FIHRRST Indonesia, Rachel DeCapita (New England Law School, Boston, MA) had the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of current issues in international law and human rights, dealing in particular with human trafficking and illegal fishing in Indonesia. DeCapita was assigned to research news report of enslaved fishermen working on fishing boats off Indonesia and provide a legal analysis of the recent cases occurred.   Her research findings were further presented directly to an audience, including Dr. Yunus Husein, Special Advisor of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Illegal Fishing (Task Force 115) at…

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