Rule of law and Human rights - Indonesia

Rule of Law & Human Rights

The Netherlands and Indonesia work together for the development and safeguarding of an international rules based order, legal certainty and access to justice for all.

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Collaboration in the fields of security and the rule of law

The Indonesia-Netherlands Security and Rule of Law Update (INLU) is a bi-annual event that articulates these strong ties and longstanding relations between people and institutions, the profound connections between security and rule of law practitioners in our two countries. It provides a platform to discuss developments and topics that both countries face together, as well as each countries approach to similar issues domestically; such as promoting Access to Justice, modernizing legal education, efforts to improve data protection, budget accountability in the justice sector and working together to achieve the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) related to Security and Justice.

Partnerships and knowledge exchange between Indonesian and Dutch legal professionals in support of justice reform in Indonesia

The Dutch embassy in Indonesia collaborates with the Center of International Legal Cooperation on a project called Peer 2 Peer 4 Justice. This project aims to contribute to the sustained, long term peer to peer partnerships and knowledge exchange between Indonesian and Dutch legal professionals in support of justice reform in Indonesia. As such, it facilitates existing and new partnerships for example between the Supreme Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Agung) and the Supreme Court of the Netherlands (Hoge Raad), the Ombudsman of Indonesia (ORI) and the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands and the Indonesian Probation Service (Dirjen Pas) and the Dutch Probation Service (Reclassering Nederland).

Using football in the fight against gender based violence

The Dutch embassy has supported INSPIRE in collaboration with WorldCoaches for their Pledge United program to fight against gender based violence. Pledge United is an experiential football program that uses football to make boys aware of the issues of sexism within Indonesia. It looks at the rights of women, what it is to be a man, and how to deal with anger, as it educates boys about treating women with respect and honor. It also teaches boys how to be leaders and encourages them to stand up and speak out for the rights of women within their school, community and family. Over the past year, 400 coaches and 9000 boys were reached in 17 cities in Indonesia.

Watch the Pledge United Campaign video for this truly inspiring program

Civil law settlements to compensate the widows and children of victims of mass executions in the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia, 1945­-1949

The Dutch State has established a settlement scheme to compensate the widows and children of victims of summary executions in the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia. In case you have questions about the scheme’s history, conditions for eligibility for compensation, the compensation amount, submission deadline or submission procedure, please find more information here: