The Raoul Wallenberg Institute initiated activities in Indonesia in 1999. In 2001 and 2002, the Institute intensified cooperation with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, which still today is one of the Institute’s most important partners in Indonesia.
Other important partners of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Indonesia have included the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights, the National Commission on Violence Against Women, and academic institutions including the Human Rights Study Centres at the University of Surabaya and University of Padjadjaran in Bandung.
The Directorate General of Human Rights (DGHR) at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights is the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s most longstanding partner in Indonesia. The current Institute-DGHR cooperation focuses on the implementation of the Indonesian National Human Rights Action Plan (RAN HAM).
The cooperation with the Directorate General of Corrections (DGC) at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights focuses on the fulfilment of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners and other relevant international standards in seven correctional institutions in Indonesia, including two juvenile facilities. The aim is to enhance the skills and knowledge of DGC and staff at the seven institutions on how to operate a prison in compliance with human rights standards and professional prison management principles.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute also acts in an advisory role to the Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights between the governments of Sweden and Indonesia, although is not itself a party in the Dialogue, and also carries out relevant research and capacity development activities resulting from the Dialogue meetings.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute programme in Indonesia is financially supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
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