Improving Prison Management in Indonesia

Staff from over 100 corrections facilities in Indonesia took part in a recently finalized two-year project aimed to improve prison management and treatment of prisoners in the country. “The Director General of the Directorate General of Corrections (DGC) said the project provided him with an honest, measurable, reliable, and on-the-ground review of his facilities,” says…

“NHRI’s need to bring the actors into the room”

During a recent workshop on business, human rights and the environment for Southeast Asian National Human Rights Institutions, we spoke to Dianto Bachradi. He is commissioner at Komnas HAM, the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission. He is passionate when he talks about the issue of business, human rights and the environment. “I worked for 25 years…

Conditions improve in Indonesian prisons

A recently completed four-year programme in Indonesia between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute supported increased compliance of international human rights standards in Indonesian prisons. In an article on Sida’s website, the agency writes that the results of this programme included a more humane outlook on prisoners and improvement…