Legal Reform and Establishing Human Rights Policy on Drug Laws in Indonesia
Last reviewed in 1997, Indonesian drug laws are highly punitive. The death penalty is still used for some offenses, and drug users can face 10-15 years in prison. A lack of monitoring, data and comparative analysis means that it is not possible to prove that various human rights abuses take place and that drug laws are directly responsible for such violations.
This project's main aim is to impact discussions on drug policy after the High Level Meeting. For this purpose, a draft law and alternative report will be created by March 2009 to spark public debate and encourage a review of the impact of current Indonesian drug policy. An all-inclusive approach will be taken in corroborating data and drawing up a report, engaging policymakers in the process so that the report will have as much positive impact as possible on the Indonesian delegation to the High Level Meeting. An important effect of this project will be the empowerment of drug users and their community through gaining a better understanding of their rights.