The Meaning and Implication of ICCPR Ratification to Religious Freedom in Indonesia
Available Online November 2017.
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- The Freedom Of Religion; Human Rights Law; ICCPR; Ratification;
- Indonesia has officially ratified the ICCPR in 2005. This Covenant is one of the basic human rights law instruments in the United Nations. This paper is aimed to review the implication of the Covenant to human rights law system in Indonesia in general, and particularly for the religious freedom. Unfortunately, the violation on behalf of the religions has enormously increased since 2005 until present. The result of the research reveals that human right laws related to freedom of religion in Indonesia, such as the President Decree Number 1 year 1965 on the Prevention of Blasphemy substantially needs to be harmonized with the ICCPR. This is because the national law harmonization is required as a consequence of the Covenant either substantially or formally. In this context, the Covenant transformation to national law was stagnant. The ratification of the Covenant only finished as an official action; in fact, it needs the following actions such as harmonization and socialization to the state apparatuses. Hence, the differentiation interpretation of the religious freedom has become among scholars and state apparatuses, and in particular case it impacted to the violation of any religion's followers.
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TY - CONF AU - Saru Arifin PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - The Meaning and Implication of ICCPR Ratification to Religious Freedom in Indonesia BT - 1st International Conference of Law and Justice - Good Governance and Human Rights in Muslim Countries: Experiences and Challenges (ICLJ 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 193 EP - 198 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iclj-17.2018.40 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iclj-17.2018.40 ID - Arifin2017/11 ER -