Rafendi Djamin

Member, Board of Managers


Mr. Rafendi Djamin is the Regional Director for South East Asia and Pacific of Amnesty International and the former Executive Director of the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), a permanent coalition of Indonesian NGO’s for International Human Rights Advocacy based in Jakarta. He is a member of the Advisory Board of ASEAN CSR Network, and member of the Advisory Group of the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT). He served as the first Indonesian Representative for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) from 2009-2015, and held a position as the chair of AICHR in 2011. He received his master’s degree in Development Studies in 1989 from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.

Since 1992, Mr. Djamin has been working on lobbying and advocacy on human rights, democracy and humanitarian issues in Indonesia to both inter-governmental bodies and UN human rights mechanisms. Mr. Djamin is an expert in human rights and democracy in Indonesia and ASEAN. He gives lectures in various universities and higher learning institutions in Indonesia and abroad. From 2007-2009 Mr. Djamin served as the Convener of the Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy and of the Task-Force of ASEAN and Human Rights.