February 4, 2023

Filipino Guardian

Sentinels of Filipino Free Press

Indonesia ‘sex ban’: Criminal code changes threaten other freedoms

For Andreas Harsono, Human Rights Watch’s Indonesia researcher, the inclusion of so-called “living law” is what worries him most. The starting point was the idea of ​​including the customary law, called adat in Indonesia, which still governs some aspects of life in parts of the country, to avoid conflicts between it and the official penal code.