A little over a month ago, the Indonesian civil society elements were upset by the Indonesian government’s decision to vote against Resolution A/75/L.82 of 10 May 2021 regarding the inclusion of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) question on the United Nations General Assembly annual agenda item (United Nations, 2021; Sekarwati, 2021). Fifteen countries voted ‘No’ on the subject matter, including those having questionable track records concerning the protection of human rights, such as China, North Korea, and Russia, which generated a negative precedent amongst civil society elements toward the Indonesian authorities (Alexandra, 2021).

On social media, human rights activists claimed…

Aldo Kaligis

Student in the dual degree program Master in Transdisciplinary Development and International Law for Human Rights in AdMU and University for Peace.

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