Senior Advisory Council
Dr. Marzuki Darusman
Marzuki Darusman is a prominent Indonesian political figure who served as Attorney General from 1999 - 2001 and as Cabinet Secretary the following year. His early political career began when he first became Member of Parliament in 1978 for the Golkar Party. He served consecutive terms until 1999 and subsequently returned to Parliament until his last term ended in 2009.
In 2008, as a way of honoring Marzuki Darusman's extraordinary contributions to Human Rights at the national and international level he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Parahyangan, Bandung - where he had previously obtained his law degree. At the national level, he chaired and counseled the National Human Rights Commission (KOMNAS HAM) for a decade, while his initial involvement at the international level was with the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), followed with ASEAN Working Group on Human Rights Mechanism, and the most recent with the United Nations Commission of Inquiry for investigating the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Another prestigious position that he held was as member of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP), a special body consisting of 11 members from various countries which was established by the President of Sri Lanka to conduct investigations on Human Rights violations in Sri Lanka.
Presently, Marzuki Darusman is still an active member of ASEAN Inter Parliamentarians on Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) for Indonesia, Parliamentarian for Global Actions (PGA) and Chairman of Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia (PGRI). He was also a member of the Executive Committee of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (PECC).He is an active participant in international seminars and conferences for bilateral relations among states as well as international security issues to date.