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Criminal Justice & Legal System

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August 25, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 25, 2023

Nur Janti, Jakarta – The Judicial Commission (KY), an external judicial oversight body, will formally protest the Supreme Court's lighter punishment for three lower court judges who wer

August 17, 2023

Tempo - August 17, 2023

Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights granted remissions to 175,510 inmates on the country's 78th Independence Day.

August 14, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 14, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights group Amnesty International Indonesia (AII) has praised the Supreme Court's decision to reduce the death sentence for disgraced two-star police general Ferdy Samb

June 23, 2023

Tempo - June 23, 2023

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – The family members of the death row inmate from the Philippines Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso went to the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) in an

June 5, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 5, 2023

Jakarta – The spotlight is on the Constitutional Court (MK) as it is deliberating a petition that demands a change in the way people vote in the legislative elections next February.

May 29, 2023

Jakarta Post - May 29, 2023

Nur Janti, Jakarta – The government has created a new team to formulate a plan to accelerate and renew judicial reform efforts that the Supreme Court launched in the early 2000s, after

May 3, 2023

Tempo - May 3, 2023

Ayu Cipta, Jakarta – Head of the Cipinang State Detention Center Ali Sukarno denied the statement conveyed by actor Tio Pakusadewo on Kuya TV's Youtube Channel that there were mobile dr

April 15, 2023

Agence France-Presse - April 15, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has granted clemency to a woman who spent more than 20 years on death row for drug smuggling, a move rights group Amnesty called "unprecedente

April 3, 2023

Indonesia at Melbourne - April 3, 2023

Jimly Asshiddiqie – A Constitutional Court judge was dismissed and replaced by order of the House of Representatives (DPR) and the president in highly controversial circumstances last y

March 20, 2023

Tempo - March 20, 2023

Fajar Pebrianto and Ima Dini Shafira, Jakarta – The Constitutional Court Honorary Council (MKMK) has officially handed a written warning to judge Guntur Hamzah in a case that involves t

Tempo - March 20, 2023

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi will witness Anwar Usman take his oath as Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court (MK) today, March 20.

March 3, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - March 3, 2023

Jakarta – The Constitutional Court is one of the pillars of our constitutional democracy.

February 28, 2023

Tempo - February 28, 2023

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Constitutional Court (MK) chief justice Anwar Usman is reportedly set to be questioned by the court's honorary council over an alleged court verdict falsificati

February 24, 2023

Jakarta Post - February 24, 2023

Nur Janti, Jakarta – The Constitutional Court's ethics council is to start questioning all nine members of the bench on Monday in connection with irregularities in the court's decision

February 21, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - February 21, 2023

Jakarta – The South Jakarta District Court's decision to hand down a relatively lenient sentence to justice collaborator Second Agent Richard Eliezer last week marked a breakthrough in

February 17, 2023

Reuters - February 17, 2023

Kanishka Singh and Rami Ayyub, Washington – U.S.

Kompas.com - February 17, 2023

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – A fourth attempt at revising Law Number 24/2003 on the Constitutional Court (MK) is seen as showing the desire on the part of those in power and leg

February 14, 2023

Tempo - February 14, 2023

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) in responding to the death sentence handed to the defendant of the police murder case trial

February 13, 2023

International Bar Association - February 13, 2023

Rebecca Root – After decades of debate, the Indonesian government announced a finalised version of its new criminal code at the end of 2022.

January 31, 2023

Indonesia at Melbourne - January 31, 2023

Ratu Durotun Nafisah – Indonesia's new Criminal Code (KUHP) has been widely condemned in Indonesia and abroad for putting civil liberties at risk and further damaging Indonesia's alread

January 30, 2023

Tempo - January 30, 2023

Ima Dini Shafira, Jakarta – House of Representative (DPR) member Nasir Djamil commented on the controversy which involves the Constitutional Court (MK) changing the substance in the dis

January 25, 2023

Jakarta Globe - January 25, 2023

Jakarta – Chief Security Minister Mohammad Mahfud MD has stirred debate with a claim that there were "underground movements" to influence judges' decisions on the high-profile murder tr

January 17, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 17, 2023

Jakarta – Last week, two lecturers, a student and a content creator joined forces in filing a judicial review motion with the Constitutional Court in their effort to remove controversia

January 12, 2023

Jakarta Globe - January 12, 2023

Antara, Tangerang – Indonesian prosecutors on Thursday demanded capital punishment for a man accused of drug trafficking and illegal possession of 42 kilograms of methamphetamine, known

Human Rights Watch Statement - January 12, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia's new criminal code puts at risk the basic rights of millions of people in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2023.

January 6, 2023

Tempo - January 6, 2023

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – A lawsuit has been filed against President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the Jakarta Administrative Court (PTUN) following his controversial decision to inaugurate

January 4, 2023

Fulcrum - January 4, 2023

PMade Supriatma – The Widodo administration's heavy-handed ramming through of the revised Criminal Code in late 2022 raises deep concerns about Indonesia's commitment to democratic proc

January 3, 2023

Coconuts Jakarta - January 3, 2023

Now that we've established that there will practically be no Bali boink ban under Indonesia's revised Criminal Code (KUHP), let's take a look at how current and future iterations of the

December 30, 2022

CNN - December 30, 2022

Heather Chen – When Indonesia passed controversial amendments to its criminal code earlier this month, one aspect above all others dominated the headlines: the criminalization of sex ou

December 25, 2022

Tempo - December 25, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Ministry of Law and Human Rights granted 2022 Christmas Special Remission to 14,057 Christian and Catholic inmates across Indonesia to appreciate their good behavi

December 23, 2022

ABC News - December 23, 2022

Anne Barker, Jakarta – Multiple women's rights groups say Indonesia's controversial new criminal code will make it even easier and more common for sexual assault victims to be forced in

Al Jazeera - December 23, 2022

Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – For years, Indonesia has strived to present itself as a welcoming investment destination to rival neighbours Vietnam and Malaysia.

December 21, 2022

Hundson.org - December 21, 2022

Paul Marshall – Although it is the world's fourth largest country by population, and the third largest democracy, Indonesia usually attracts comparatively little attention overseas.

December 20, 2022

Channel News Asia - December 20, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia's new criminal code has grabbed headlines for making sex outside marriage illegal but Islamic parties wanted even harsher punishment for moral crimes in the world's

Suara.com - December 20, 2022

Dwi Bowo Raharjo – Scores of protesters from a number of different universities that are part of the All Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM SI) Alliance held a symbolic action on

December 19, 2022

Fulcrum - December 19, 2022

Norshahril Saat – Those who worry that the recent criminal code revision in Indonesia might portend a conservative Islamic tide may take heart in some survey findings showing a more tol

December 16, 2022

Tempo - December 16, 2022

Didit Hariyadi (Contributor), Jakarta – Despite widespread rejection and a poor reaction from the international community, the Indonesian government and the House of Representatives (DP

Tempo - December 16, 2022

Nesa Aqila, Jakarta – Acting Director General of Laws and Regulations of the Law and Human Rights Ministry (Kemenkumham) Dhahana Putra ensured that there is no overlapping rule between

December 15, 2022

Global Voices - December 15, 2022

Sydney Allen – Indonesia's parliament unanimously passed revisions to its penal code (RKUHP) on December 6, 2022, which many activists are calling draconian and undemocratic.

Kompas.com - December 15, 2022

Reza Agustian, Jakarta – Protesters from the Labour Party and other trade unions held a demonstration near the Arjuna Wijaya or Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Thursday December 15.

December 14, 2022

Crikey.com - December 14, 2022

Christopher Warren – Look up. Look north. The hard-won democracy in Australia's most important neighbour is facing its most serious threat since independence.

Tempo - December 14, 2022

Alfitria Nefi Pratiwi, Jakarta – Indonesia's Law and Human Rights Minister Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej stated that the ministry along with the Foreign Affairs Ministry has introduced the

December 13, 2022

Tempo - December 13, 2022

Jakarta (Antara) – Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej has said that a statement letter from the United Nations (UN) regarding the Indonesian Criminal Cod

December 12, 2022

Reuters - December 12, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia summoned a United Nations (UN) official on Monday after the organisation expressed concerns over threats to civil liberties posed by the newly-ratified revisions to

Sydney Morning Herald - December 12, 2022

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – Indonesia has moved to avoid a costly blowback from new laws criminalising sex outside marriage, insisting that visitors need not b

Tempo - December 12, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas) Governor Andi Widjajanto highlighted the responses of several representatives of foreign countries and certain in

Jakarta Globe - December 12, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The European Union said that it was currently looking into the details of the Criminal Code which had drawn mounting criticisms at home and abroad.

December 10, 2022

Reuters - December 10, 2022

Jakarta – The United Nations has expressed concern over threats to civil liberties posed by Indonesia's new criminal code, warning the revised laws could result in the erosion of press

Jakarta Globe - December 10, 2022

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The Indonesian government on Saturday clarified a controversial article of the newly-enacted Criminal Code that bans sexual intercourse outside of marriage, s

Channel News Asia - December 10, 2022

Darrelle Ng, Singapore – Indonesia's new laws criminalising premarital sex and cohabitation cannot be broadly enforced due to the sheer population size of the world's third largest demo