This CAVEAT analysis for September and October 2012 focuses on the following topics:

The Amendment of Indonesian Criminal Procedure Code: Quo Vadis?

The idea of reforming Indonesian criminal justice system by amending the current Criminal Procedure Code (KUHAP) has been in suspended animation for much of the last decade. The draft revision has not been enacted and the progress to pass the draft revision practically halted. At this pace it may take another decade for the draft to be passed and one may even conclude that the government and the parliament seem to not want to pass it at all. This is at odds with their enthusiasm to hastily pass legislation of lesser importance as of late.

Harm Reduction and Young Injecting Drug Users in Indonesia

On 17 November 2011, the Indonesian government, together with the other nine governments of South East Asian countries, declared political commitments to achieve zero new HIV infection, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths. The fact that HIV epidemic in this region has affected more than 1.5 million people, and the concern that such epidemic may have negative consequences on the realization of an ASEAN Community, has led these ten countries to declare and renew their political commitment in achieving the ‘Getting to Zero’ goals.

LBH Masyarakat v. BNN on the Right to Information: A Brief Note

In February 2012, the Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat) filed a right-to-information request to the National Narcotic Board (BNN) asking for copies of three of their regulations related with the investigation of drug offences. Those regulations are, Regulation of the Head of BNN number 3 of 2011 regarding the Technique of Controlled Delivery, Regulation of the Head of BNN number 4 of 2011 regarding the Technique of Undercover Purchase, and Regulation of the Head of BNN number 5 of 2011 regarding the Technique of Inquiry and Investigation of Drug Offences. However, in March 2012, BNN declined the request arguing that the regulations in question were exempted from the public information category. In April 2012, LBH Masyarakat filed an objection with regard to that decision.

A Letter From Jember

My name is Christina Sitorus. I am a law student at the University of Jember on my third semester now. Since few months ago, I joined the Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat), as a volunteer. One of my tasks is to provide legal counseling in Jember Correctional Institute, under the supervision of staff lawyers. Last August, I met a child prisoner.

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