INDONESIA. The BLASPHEMY of Indonesia’s Law on “blasphemy”

by Lydia Verniory – Human Rights Lawyer. Foreign Relations Expert. Senior Consultant, former United Nations It all began when Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, was sentenced last year to two years in prison for what the local judicial authorities call ‘blasphemy’.   He had cited a verse from the Qur’an which he said… Read More

JORDAN. Act now on sustainable development

Lydia Verniory – Human Rights Lawyer. Foreign Relations Expert. Senior Consultant, former United Nations We have to work for equality and justice today so it can also benefit the people and the animals of tomorrow. She is a splendid beast this Tamara, isn’t she? Try riding one of those across the Wadi Rum in Jordan for three… Read More