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May 16, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 16, 2024

Jakarta – The government and the House of Representatives endorsed this week a plan to revise the Constitutional Court Law for a fourth time, which, in no uncertain terms, exposes the c

May 15, 2024

Reuters - May 15, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia is set to pass revisions to constitutional court rules, ushering changes that legal experts said could threaten the independence of the judiciary in the world's thir

CNN Indonesia - May 15, 2024

Jakarta – Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) researcher Lucius Karus believes that the House of Representatives (DPR) is seeking to diminish the role of t

January 10, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 10, 2024

Manokwari, Jubi – Manuel Yenusi, the head of Sorong Class II B Penitentiary in Manokwari, Southwest Papua reported that 53 inmates escaped following a religious service.

December 21, 2023

Jakarta Post - December 21, 2023

Jakarta – The Constitutional Court has formed a long-awaited permanent three-member ethics council in an apparent bid to restore public trust after a series of ethical scandals in the c

December 8, 2023

Jakarta Globe - December 8, 2023

Jakarta – Ridwan Mansyur, the judge who tried the suspected murderer of renowned rights activist Munir Said Thalib, was inaugurated as the justice of the nine-member Constitutional Cour

December 5, 2023

Jakarta Globe - December 5, 2023

Jakarta – The House of Representatives confirmed the appointment of seven new Supreme Court justices during a plenary session led by Speaker Puan Maharani on Tuesday.

November 24, 2023

Jakarta Globe - November 24, 2023

Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – Anwar Usman, a Constitutional Court Judge ousted from his position as chief justice due to a controversial ruling favoring the president's son, initiated legal

November 9, 2023

Jakarta Globe - November 9, 2023

Ichsan Ali, Jakarta – Constitutional Court Judge Suhartoyo was appointed as the chief justice on Thursday in an internal session which was conducted after predecessor Anwar Usman was re

November 8, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 8, 2023

Nur Janti and Yerica Lai, Jakarta – The Constitutional Court's ethics council ordered the removal of Chief Justice Anwar Usman from his leadership post on Tuesday and barred him from we

Jakarta Globe - November 8, 2023

Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – Constitutional Court Judge Anwar Usman on Wednesday alleged a conspiracy to tarnish his reputation after he was removed from his position as chief justice in th

CNN Indonesia - November 8, 2023

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy is urging Anwar Usman to resign from his position as a Constitutional Court (MK) judge after being proven to have committed a seri

Agence France-Presse - November 8, 2023

Jakarta – A judicial panel dismissed Indonesia's top judge on Tuesday after finding him guilty of an ethics violation over his role in a ruling that allowed President Joko Widodo's son

Tempo - November 8, 2023

Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – The Ethics Council of the Constitutional Court or MKMK did not only dismiss Anwar Usman from his position as Chief Justice because of a conflict of interest

Jakarta Post Editorial - November 8, 2023

Jakarta – There is perhaps no man more appropriate to lead the ethics probe into Constitutional Court chief justice Anwar Usman than Jimly Ashshiddiqie, the first person to lead the jud

November 7, 2023

Time - November 7, 2023

Fadlan Syam and Niniek Karmini (AP), Jakarta, Indonesia – The chief justice of Indonesia's top court was dismissed from the post after an ethics council found him guilty Tuesday of maki

November 6, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2023

Yerica Lai, Jakarta – The Constitutional Court's ethics council is poised to deliver a verdict that could cost Chief Justice Anwar Usman his job if he is found guilty of making last-min

November 3, 2023

Reuters - November 3, 2023

Jakarta – The chief justice of Indonesia's Constitutional Court is set to be found guilty of ethical violations for his role in a decision that paved the way for the president's son to

October 25, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 25, 2023

Jakarta – It is imperative that the ethics council tasked with probing the alleged conflict of interest of Constitutional Court Chief Justice Anwar Usman while handling a judicial revie

The Diplomat - October 25, 2023

Sebastian Strangio – Indonesia's Constitutional Court has set up a panel to investigate accusations of bias and nepotism against itself, after a court ruling that allowed President Joko

October 24, 2023

Reuters - October 24, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia's Constitutional Court has set up a panel to investigate a suspected conflict of interest in a court ruling last week clearing the way for a son of President Joko Wi

Tempo - October 24, 2023

Ihsan Reliubun, Jakarta – An advocacy team for elections, Tim Advokasi Peduli Pemilu (TAPP), accused Constitutional Court Chief Justice Anwar Usman of committing four serious violations

October 18, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 18, 2023

Jakarta – Of the few state institutions intended to embody the goals of the Reform movement, the Constitutional Court was once considered the most resilient.

October 17, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 17, 2023

Jakarta – In the end, it was an outcome that many had expected and once again, Indonesian democracy is put to the test.

CNN Indonesia - October 17, 2023

Jakarta – The way is now wide open for Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka to step forward in the 2024 presidential elections.

Jawa Pos - October 17, 2023

Tazkia Royyan Hikmatiar – Hundreds of figures have joined together to issue a "Proclamation of Struggle" (Maklumat Juanda) as an expression of concern over a Constitutional Court's (MK)

October 14, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 14, 2023

Jakarta – As a nation that claims to uphold human rights, it is puzzling that Indonesia retains the death penalty in its criminal justice system.

September 30, 2023

Jakarta Globe - September 30, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – As many as 77 Indonesians on death row in Malaysia might have a chance to serve lighter sentences following some legal reforms in the close neighboring cou

September 27, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - September 27, 2023

Jakarta – A proposal to introduce mass clemency for convicted drug users and to revise the Narcotics Law as part of the country's judicial reforms has been presented by a government-san

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

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

Reuters - February 17, 2023

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

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