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dinsdag 02 februari 2016 09:09

Introduction

Human rights under Jokowi

Thushara Dibley and Michele Ford

altThe election of Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, in July 2014 came with high hopes that he would bring positive change to Indonesia. Many of those hopes have been dashed in the fifteen months since he took office in the October of that year, as decision after decision fell short of his supporters’ expectations. Disappointment has perhaps been greatest among the human rights activists who gave their all in his support in the dying weeks of the campaign.

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This edition of Inside Indonesia explores how human rights issues have fared under Jokowi’s government and the strategies activists have adopted in response to his style of leadership.

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No 'magic bullet'

Dealing with human rights abuses has been business as usual under the Jokowi administration

Vannessa Hearman
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The politics of compromise

The Reconciliation Committee has dashed hopes that Jokowi could improve Indonesia's human rights record

Ken Setiawan
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United in disappointment

Labour rights have suffered under the Jokowi administration

Teri L. Caraway and Michele Ford
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Keeping promises

Disability rights activists have called on Jokowi to account for his pre-election promises

Thushara Dibley
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