Indonesia: Terrorism prevention

UNODC and the Indonesian Government have collaborated closely on various criminal justice matters related to terrorism.  This Sub-Programme will reinforce this ongoing partnership and will work closely with Indonesian authorities including the newly created National Counter-terrorism Agency (BNPT) for: (1) facilitating the ratification of all counter-terrorism instruments and the conformity of national laws with international obligations; (2) assisting to implement rule-of-law-based responses to terrorism; and (3) enabling effective transnational criminal justice cooperation.

Enabling an effective national legal framework against terrorism in conformity with international requirements will be a major initial area of UNODC assistance under this Sub-Programme.  As Indonesia has not yet ratified some of the universal counter-terrorism instruments, assistance will be provided for accomplishing this. Envisioned indicative activities also include supporting the Government in drafting and implementing legislation on the financing of terrorism and improving its criminal procedure codes to make them more responsive to terrorism issues.  UNODC anticipates supporting the Government in identifying and remedying gaps in national legislation on mutual legal assistance (MLA) and extradition.

Though Indonesia's criminal justice officials have generally made significant improvements in counter-terrorism performance, there remain areas for strengthening.  UNODC will provide practitioner workshops and specialist computer-based training (CBT) material for training of officials for achieving rule-of-law based criminal justice responses to terrorism.  It will assist the Indonesian Government in drafting manuals and guidelines for special investigative techniques for preventing terrorism.  It will organize and facilitate trainings for port authorities and airport officials to enhance their knowledge of the legal dimensions of terrorism.  UNODC will also work with Government of Indonesia on de-radicalization especially in correctional settings.

One of the UNODC comparative advantages is its ability to facilitate the establishment and functioning of collaborative networks of concerned national authorities.  In partnership with countries in the region and globally, UNODC will enable regional networking initiatives.  It will work with Indonesian authorities to facilitate MLA and extradition concerning terrorism-related crimes.

The implementing partners of UNODC in Indonesia for Sub-Programme 3 are: National Counter-Terrorism Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the judiciary, Attorney General's Office, Indonesian National Police, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, national policy makers and legislators.