Dr. Marzuki Darusman is a prominent Indonesian political figure who has been recognized for his extraordinary contributions to domestic and international human rights. He is an active participant in international seminars and conferences for bilateral state relations, as well as international security issues.
Marzuki’s political career began in 1978 as a member of Parliament for the Golkar Party. There, he served consecutive terms until 1999 before taking the position of Indonesian Attorney General from 1999-2001 and Cabinet Secretary from 2001-2002. He returned to Parliament, where he served until 2009.
In the human rights arena, he chaired and counseled the National Human Rights Commission (KOMNAS HAM) for a decade, and served on the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the ASEAN Working Group on Human Rights Mechanism. Most recently, he served on the United Nations Commission of Inquiry in the investigation of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Marzuki was also a member of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP), a special body of 11 members from various countries established by the President of Sri Lanka to investigate domestic human rights violations. For his work, Marzuki received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, in 2008.
Currently, Marzuki is 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 has also been a member of the Executive Committee of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and vice chairman of the National Committee of Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (PECC).
- Bachelor’s degree in International Law, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia
- Honorary doctoral degree in Law, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia