HOW INDONESIA SHOULD ELIMINATE DISCRIMINATIONS TOWARDS LGBT AS A PART OF CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Fanny S. Alam

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Abstract

Information about two public universities in Indonesia which used to release the announcement of prohibition towards new students in great suspicion to be engaged in LGBT activities or in personal are a part of LGBT encourages some intense protests from society in Indonesia. Not only do activists in concern of LGBT issues voice their objection, but also other people in general. This emerges in two years subsequently, in Andalas University, Padang, 2016 and in University of Indonesia Education, Bandung, 2017. The information of both universities in attempt to decline the registration from LGBT students reflects how higher education institution should realize the following impacts from the prohibition due to specific moral values, in a meantime, it is expected that the institution be open for any student without discriminating them against race, ethnic, beliefs, economy status, and sexual orientations.

Through an intense overview to media and literature study as a part of direct observation, this paper outlines how the state is supposed to act when such a prohibition emerges extended with an elaboration of some protocols or covenants addressing the rights of students or people in LGBT groups as civil rights. It is obvious that the state must be in high capability of protecting them as a part of citizens without discriminating them against their sexual orientations. Therefore, people in LGBT might enjoy their basic rights as humans while at the same time gaining their same rights as other citizens guaranteed by the state.

Keywords: LGBT; Discriminations; Civil and Human Rights

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