Mr Rafendi Djamin


Rafendi Djamin is a specialist in human rights and democracy in Indonesia.

He is the representative of Indonesia to the newly-formed ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the first regional human rights mechanism in Asia, and the current Chair of AICHR.  He also serves as the Coordinator of the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) a coalition of Indonesian NGO for international human rights advocacy.  After completing his master’s degree in Development Studies, Rafendi established an Indonesian human rights lobby organisation (Indonesia’s Forum for Human Dignity), with a wide network in the Indonesian archipelago and in some European cities. For a number of years, he was chair and consultant to INFOHD, an Amsterdam based forum for human rights in Indonesia, which was established to strengthen Indonesian human rights and humanitarian NGOs, by providing expertise on international work and campaigning.