Our Work

TAPOL works on a number of geographic and thematic issues in support of our mission to promote human rights, peace and democracy in Indonesia. Thematically, we work on issues such as Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice, and Business and Human Rights, which must be tackled if Indonesia is to consolidate its transition to democracy and improve its human rights record.  Geographically, areas of focus have ranged from the bloody conflict in Aceh to the self-determination struggle of Timor-Leste, and the ongoing tragedy in West Papua. Underpinning many of these issues is our work on Freedom of Expression. Full enjoyment of this right is critical to improving the overall human rights environment and ensuring that Human Rights Defenders are able to play their vital role without fear or restrictions.