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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…


Delivery of Report of the International Conference on Human Rights Protection in Fishing Industry

On 15 May 2017, the Belgian Ambassador His Excellency Patrick Herman visited FIHRRST's office to receive the report on the International Conference on Human Rights Protection in the Fishing Industry that was held on 27 March 2017. FIHRRST Co-founders, Marzuki Darusman and James Kallman were on hand to make the presentation and thanked the Ambassador for the support from the Belgian Government on the protection of Human Rights in the Indonesian fishing industry. During the visit, the implementation plan of the ministerial regulation on the fisheries human rights certification, FIHRRST's activities in general, and possible areas for future coll…

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