University of Essex

Roichatul studied Human Rights at the University of Essex. She is now a commissioner of the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights in the Indonesian Parliament. As commissioner, she is able to promote and protect human rights of minorities and vulnerable groups in Indonesia. The work of her team has had a direct impact on human rights, including addressing historical human rights violations, including victims of the 1965 Tragedy. The team has developed criteria and procedures to enable the Commission of Human Rights to issue up to 4.000 letters of recognition to victims which can be used to access healthcare and other government benefits.

Roichatul says that she benefited from learning from the many experienced professors at the University of Essex who are experts in human rights. Combining the theoretical backgrounds with practical experience in the field enriched her studies. She also adds that she appreciated the UK’s tolerance and multicultural atmosphere.