Do Cities Really Want Human Rights? A Socio-legal Inquiry of Governance Performance in Decentralized Indonesia

R. Herlambang Perdana Wiratraman, Ekawestri Prajwalita Widiati, Dwi Rahayu Kristianti

Abstract

A modern city concept is aiming to create liveable city which addressing many favours. Liveable city does not mean exclusively as a beautiful, clean and IT based city. The city should be able to ensure access to essential public service such as access to education, access to health services, free against all forms of discrimination and intolerances, also protecting vulnerable people’s rights. In order to drive the local governments to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, the central government of Indonesia through the Regulation of the Minister of Justice and Human Rights No. 34 of 2016 established a set of criteria of Human Rights Cities. This regulation then became the basis for the annual human rights cities award where by the end of 2017 there were hundreds cities received the award. Interestingly, some cities that widely reported dealt with serious human rights violation issues received an achievement as human rights cities. This paper intends to analyse using socio-legal perspectives the parameters use to examine achievement of local government implementing human rights using human rights based approach and consider supra factors besides norms which affects the effectiveness of the norms. What the research have found that many cities actually allowed political-economy oligarchs to exploit natural resources or build their business without considering community’s rights protection. It seems that the local governments have been often hiding behind formal administrative law in order to provide a smooth way of the owners of capital and facilitate full of political economic interests of the authorities.

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Wiratraman R., Widiati E. and Kristianti D. (2018). Do Cities Really Want Human Rights? A Socio-legal Inquiry of Governance Performance in Decentralized Indonesia.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS, ISBN 978-989-758-348-3, pages 676-679. DOI: 10.5220/0007549406760679


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icps18,
author={R. Herlambang Perdana Wiratraman and Ekawestri Prajwalita Widiati and Dwi Rahayu Kristianti},
title={Do Cities Really Want Human Rights? A Socio-legal Inquiry of Governance Performance in Decentralized Indonesia},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,},
year={2018},
pages={676-679},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007549406760679},
isbn={978-989-758-348-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,
TI - Do Cities Really Want Human Rights? A Socio-legal Inquiry of Governance Performance in Decentralized Indonesia
SN - 978-989-758-348-3
AU - Wiratraman R.
AU - Widiati E.
AU - Kristianti D.
PY - 2018
SP - 676
EP - 679
DO - 10.5220/0007549406760679