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
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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 – The Constitutional Court is one of the pillars of our constitutional democracy.
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
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 – 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
Kanishka Singh and Rami Ayyub, Washington – U.S.
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
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
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
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
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 – 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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – For years, Indonesia has strived to present itself as a welcoming investment destination to rival neighbours Vietnam and Malaysia.
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
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
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
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
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
Didit Hariyadi (Contributor), Jakarta – Despite widespread rejection and a poor reaction from the international community, the Indonesian government and the House of Representatives (DP
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
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.
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
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
Christopher Warren – Look up. Look north. The hard-won democracy in Australia's most important neighbour is facing its most serious threat since independence.
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
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
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas) Governor Andi Widjajanto highlighted the responses of several representatives of foreign countries and certain in
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
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
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
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
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
Airlangga Pribadi Kusman – Just days before International Human Rights Day on 10 December, Indonesians were given a bitter pill to swallow.
December 9, 2022
Daniel Ahmad, Jakarta – The United Nations (UN) on Thursday issued a statement lamenting the revised Indonesian legal framework known as the Criminal Code (KUHP), which appears to be in
Sana Jaffrey & Eve Warburton – After years of debate, protest, and delay, the Indonesian parliament passed a new criminal code (Undang Undang Kitab Hukum Pidana, or KUHP) that gives
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has responded to the latest criticism by the United Nations in regard to the country's revised Criminal Code (KUHP), which was recen
Jedidajah Otte – The news that Indonesia's parliament has passed new legislation outlawing sex outside marriage – as part of a wider overhaul of the country's criminal code – has trigge
Nesa Aqila, Jakarta – Jakarta Legal Aid (LBH) public attorney Fadhil Alfathan on Thursday assessed that the latest Criminal Code (KUHP) passing on December 6 can potentially be abused b
Veronica Koman – As an Indonesian lawyer living in exile in Australia, I find it deeply troubling that the changes to the Indonesian criminal code are seen through the lens that toey to
Chris Barrett – The cover of Indonesian news daily Koran Tempo on Wednesday said it all.