The Indonesian National Police Force has made significant progress in becoming an effective, independent body since separating from the Armed Forces a decade ago.
Successive governments have enacted key legislative and structural reforms to strengthen police effectiveness in detecting and preventing crime, maintaining public order and promoting the rule of law.
However, despite these positive moves, the police are perceived today as corrupt and untrustworthy. In part, this can be attributed to ongoing reports of human rights violations by the police and the lack of effective internal and external accountability mechanisms. Although some efforts have been made to counter impunity among police officials much more needs to be done.
In this report, Amnesty International examines the extent to which the Indonesian government has failed to develop strong internal and external police accountability mechanisms. Strong mechanisms would help to prevent human rights violations by punishing perpetrators and providing reparations and assistance to victims through a free, fair and transparent process.

Klik hier voor het rapport in pdf.