Indonesian translations

As part of Omega's work on the use of force by police and prison officers in Indonesia, we have translated a selection of our documents into Indonesian.

These include:

  • The Practical guide to monitoring weapons and restraints in places of detention This is a detailed resource which collates standards around the use of firearms, less lethal weapons and restraints in places of detention, and provides checklists of questions to ask and key areas for monitors to observe. It is accompanied by a one-page foldable Pocket Book, which summarises key points from the Practical Guide and is designed to be easy for monitors to print out and use in places of detention.
  • The Visual guide to law enforcement and security equipment This pulls together images, key concerns, policies and recommendations on nearly 60 types of equipment from handcuffs to tear gas to electric shock batons. It covers specialist equipment, including technologies that are specifically designed to inflict torture and other ill-treatment. In addition, this Guide also covers equipment that can have a legitimate use when used appropriately and in a human rights-compliant manner, but is often misused to commit acts of torture and other ill-treatment by prison, police, and other agencies.
  • Glossary of weapons and equipment An English-Indonesian glossary of law enforcement and security equipment.
  • Lowering the risk - Curtailing the use of chemical irritants during the COVID-19 pandemic A position paper setting out the increased risk of using chemical irritants during the pandemic.  During the COVID-19 pandemic there have been social protests around the world, and widespread use of chemical irritants to disperse public gatherings has continued in many countries. There are ordinarily health risks associated with the use of chemical irritants, but their use during the pandemic may carry a heightened risk of causing unintentional adverse impacts. This Position Paper examines these additional risks, both in the context of public gatherings and in places of detention.
  • Factsheet on Tools of Torture in Indonesian Prisons This factsheet provides an overview of the law enforcement weapons and equipment used in Indonesia, the issues surrounding their use, international standards, and key information to note when documenting weapons or equipment.
  • Guidelines for Frontline Professionals in Dealing with Survivors of Torture  These guidelines were developed by the Legal Resources Centre, South Africa and have been adapted by the Omega Research Foundation to the Indonesian context. They are derived from the Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, commonly known as the Istanbul Protocol.