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Jakarta Post

Perpres on disabilities commission under dispute

  • Ghina Ghaliya


Jakarta   /   Sat, August 8 2020   /  01:00 am
Moving toward inclusivity: Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara pushes the wheelchair of a woman with a disability during a morning walk event in Jakarta. The event, held by the Social Affairs Ministry on Sunday, celebrated International Disability Day.(./.)

A coalition of disability rights groups has turned to the Supreme Court to challenge a number of articles they deemed problematic under a presidential regulation issued by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on the National Disabilities Commission (KND). The National Coalition Working Group on the Implementation of the Law on People with Disabilities argued that some provisions in the presidential regulation, Perpres No. 68/2020, contradicted at least four prevailing laws. They included Law No. 19/2011 on the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), Law No. 8/2016 on people with disabilities, Law No. 39/1999 on human rights and Law No. 12/2011 on the drafting of laws and regulation. "We have submitted a judicial review petition to the court. We urge the President to stop the process to fill the positions at the ...