Dealing with Blasphemy Laws in Indonesia

Susetyo, Heru and Abdurakhman, Abdurakhman and Prihatini, Farida and Hilimi, Nurindah and Nabila, Intan Mahabah and Apriyanti, Ira and Rahmadhani, Suri (2021) Dealing with Blasphemy Laws in Indonesia. In: BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

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The rights of religion and belief must be protected, which is a matter of concern for law enforcers in Indonesia. Law enforcers have attempted various case restrictions related to blasphemy, such as the provision of Article 156 (a) of the 1965 Blasphemy Law. Other legal provisions related to blasphemy regulation are regulated on Article 28 paragraph (2) of the Indonesian Law No. 11/ 2008 about Information and Electronic Transaction. Although in the Human Rights Act 1999 and Law No. 12 of 2005 concerning the ratification of the ICCPR, which has also guaranteed freedom of expression and restrictions on religious criticism, it has not been deemed appropriate to resolve various blasphemy issues that occur in Indonesia. In upholding human rights development in blasphemy, the National Commission on Human Rights has also made efforts by establishing a Standard of Norms and Regulations on Freedom of Religion and Belief. Therefore, this research paper will discuss applying the blasphemy law enforced by the Indonesian state with other countries. Besides, seeing the extent to which law enforcement is seen from the universal application of human rights enforced in Indonesia and whether or not the articles in the Blasphemy Law in Indonesia are properly resolved in resolving various blasphemy issues in Indonesia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: blasphemy law religion effectiveness of law enforcement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 08:12
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 08:12

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