Rachmi Hertanti

Rachmi Hertanti

Executive director of Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ). IGJ has been working with TNI since 2014.

Some publications compiled by IGJ and TNI on Indonesia-EU CEPA have opened the discourse of some parliament members in Indonesia on the importance of conducting Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) before ratifying the agreement. Even if the support from the Members of Parliament has not expanded yet, there has been an excellent first step in expanding the advocacy process in Indonesia, specifically in Parliament.

The follow up for their support was also indicated in a  meeting between CSOs and Indonesian Parliament Members in response to the 4th round of IEU CEPA negotiations on February 2018, In Jakarta. The meeting was also part of the meeting of Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) Cluster Trade Justice and Corporate Accountability, where IGJ and TNI are the core team.

The other work, the effort to open democratization and the transparency of trade and international investment agreement negotiations also became the focus of joint work between IGJ and TNI. Nowadays, in Indonesia, there is a trial process of Indonesian civil society demands  requesting the mechanism of parliamentary approval before the investment treaty or Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) is ratified under the International Treaty Act.

Hopefully, in the future, the cooperation between IGJ and TNI will get even stronger, specifically in encouraging the advocacy process in trade and international investment agreement not only in national but also regional and international level.