KontraS, which was established on March 20, 1998, is a task force formed by a number of civil society organizations and community leaders. The task force was originally named KIP-HAM (Independent Human Rights Monitor Commission), which was formed in 1996. As a commission that works to monitor human rights issues, KIP-HAM received many complaints and input from the community, both victims and communities who eager to express their aspirations about human rights problems that occurred in region. At first KIP-HAM only received a number of complaints through letters and telephone contacts from the community. But over time some of the victims became more courage to submit complaints directly to the KIP-HAM secretariat.
No. 7, Kwitang, Senen, Jakarta Pusat 10420 Indonesia
Type of organization: National
Core issue of the organization: Arbitrary Arrest and Detention/ Impunity, Human Rights