Daniel Peterson

Daniel is completing his PhD in legal Islamisation at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at Australian Catholic University. He also interprets and summarises Southeast Asian Islamic legal sources for SHARIAsource, a shari'a database initiative of the Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program. He is an associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at the University of Melbourne.

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court will today hold a fifth hearing on a legal challenge to the Criminal Code that seeks to criminalise same-sex intercourse between consenting adults. PhD candidate Daniel Peterson writes that the Court’s approach when it upheld the Blasphemy Law in 2009 suggests that the outlook for Indonesia’s LGBT community is bleak.