Hal Tilemann

Hal Tilemann is an Australian lawyer who recently spent a year in Indonesia, where he undertook intensive language training and worked on criminal law reform matters.

The Indonesian Criminal Code (KUHP) is in desperate need of reform. But recent attempts to revise the code have faltered, as lawmakers have become bogged down in debates over the wording of specific articles. Hal Tilemann writes that the significant progress made by the national legislature in its discussion of the new draft code is cause for cautious optimism.