Posted in: Law

The limits of regional autonomy: Jember DPRD takes aim at popular district head

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The impeachment of Jember’s district head reveals constraints in the power of local heads lead policy, write CWI researchers Yolanda Pandjaitan and Roni.

Talking Indonesia: the omnibus Law on Job Creation

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What does the drafting and deliberation of the omnibus law tell us about the government, its priorities and values? Dr Jemma Purdey discusses these questions and more with Rafiqa Quratta A'yun in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Proposed changes to election law threaten women, diversity in politics

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Revisions to raise the legislative threshold risk concentrating power in the hands of a few, stifling representation of women and other minorities, write CWI’s Heru Samosir and Dirga Ardiansa.

Omnibus law shows how democratic process has been corrupted

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As protests rage, legal avenues to overturn the controversial law may no longer be the answer, write Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir and Rafiqa Qurrata A’yun.

Major procedural flaws mar the omnibus law

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The omnibus Law on Job Creation has been widely criticised for its problematic provisions on labour, indigenous peoples' rights and the environment, but Rizky Argama writes that the process by which the bill became law was also deeply flawed procedurally.

Will victims of rights violations finally get a truth and reconciliation commission?

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The government has said it wants to set up a truth and reconciliation commission to resolve past rights violations. Aisah Putri Budiatri and Feri Kusuma look at whether it will actually happen.

The 2020 Constitutional Court Law amendments: a ‘gift’ to judges?

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Professor Simon Butt examines the hasty revisions made to the Law on the Constitutional Court, writing that the amendments have given too much independence to judges at the Court.

Media oligarchs fail to adapt, attack social media creators instead

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The effort of RCTI and iNews to challenge the Broadcasting Law should be seen for what it is, writes Wahyudi Akmaliah, a panicked move by oligarchic media that have not been able to adapt to a changing media environment.

Veronica Koman case another nail in the coffin of intellectual freedom

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If scholarships are designed to strengthen the next generation of thinkers in Indonesia, writes Herlambang P Wiratraman, judging recipients on their “loyalty” to whoever controls government is entirely counterproductive.

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