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2 Jun 2020


Indonesia: Omnibus Law on Job Creation raises serious human rights concerns

The Omnibus Law on Job Creation, which was passed by the parliament on 5 October 2020 and ratified by President Jokowi on 2 November 2020, has sparked a big wave of protests and workers' strikes in various regions in Indonesia. Erosion of workers' rights, inclusion of patriarchal provisions that reduce the rights of women workers, and degradation of the right to participate in environmental decision-making process and access to information are among the key concerns raised by civil society, trade unions and other members of society. As the struggle continues, this series acts as a counter-balance to the prevailing narrative that the Omnibus Law on Job Creation will encourage economic growth and create equitable prosperity for the people. The Resource Centre is proud to provide a platform for Indonesian civil society to give their perspective, outlining their concerns with the new legislation and detailing how it undermines human rights and environmental protection.

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    New Omnibus Law threatens effective participation in environmental decision-making

    17 Dec 2020 Ade Wahyudin, Executive Director of Legal Aid Institute for the Press

    The passage of Omnibus Bill on Job Creation on 5 October 2020 spurred a big wave of protests in various regions in Indonesia. Among the concerns are the lack of public participation and transparency during the deliberation of the bill, as well as the very real threats to workers’ rights and environmental protection now it is enacted.

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    Omnibus Law on Job Creation reinforcing patriarchal mentality

    14 Dec 2020 Jumisih, Deputy Chairperson, Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (Konfederasi Persatuan Buruh Indonesia)

    The latest in our series of blogs on Indonesia's Law Number 11 Year 2020 on Job Creation (Omnibus Law on Job Creation) examines its impact on employment and labour. While all workers will be affected by this Law, women workers are more vulnerable than their male counterparts.

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    No action too small when it comes to a company’s respect for human rights

    9 Dec 2020 Anggara Suwahju, CEO, Kailani Selaras Indonesia

    Anggara Suwahju, CEO of a SME in Indonesia knows the number one asset for any company are its people - and expresses concern the new "Omnibus Law" falls short of international labour law standards, therefore threatening the human rights of workers.

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    Indonesia: Collective Civil Disobedience is Needed against Omnibus Law on Job Creation

    7 Dec 2020 Arif Maulana, Director of LBH (Legal Aid Institute), Jakarta

    New Indonesian Omnibus Law on Job Creation substantially sacrifices human rights and environmental protections by limiting both public participation in the environmental decision-making process and access to information on decisions related to environmental feasibility.

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