Category: Law

Professor Simon Butt examines key legal issues associated with Indonesia’s first simultaneous presidential and legislative elections.

How has the Constitutional Court shaped Indonesia’s electoral systems? What were its main considerations in ruling on Prabowo’s challenge to the 2019 election result? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Professor Simon Butt in Talking Indonesia.

Dr Helen Pausacker takes a closer look at the case of Baiq Nuril, convicted after recording sexual harassment by her employer, and how it compares to other convictions under the problematic ITE Law.

Febi Yonesta writes that Indonesia desperately needs to resolve the inconsistency between refugee policy and practice if it is to respect and protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees who may be in the country for years to come.

The Constitutional Court will begin hearing Prabowo Subianto’s challenge to his election loss on 14 June. Professor Simon Butt takes a close look at his application.

Are perceptions about the politicisation of law enforcement justified? How do the government and other external parties intervene in legal cases? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Dian Rositawati in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Despite the promise of the national legal aid program, large numbers of poor Indonesians still miss out on legal aid. Muhammad Rizaldi looks at what still needs to be done.

The president’s campaign-trail idea of a regulatory reform body may yet provide a way out of the country’s legal chaos, writes Rizky Argama.

The Constitutional Court is hearing a case challenging the law that establishes Indonesian sovereignty over the Papuan provinces. Dr Richard Chauvel looks at the origins of the challenge.

No need to wait for the fourth industrial revolution, dehumanisation is already a reality for informal domestic workers in Indonesia, writes M. Nur Sholikin.

The arrest of academic Robertus Robet on Thursday for allegedly insulting the Indonesian Military (TNI) has shocked Indonesia. Leopold Sudaryono examines the many legal problems involved with the case against Robet.

The Constitutional Court recently ruled that the current marriageable age of 16 for girls was unconstitutional. Dr Dina Afrianty examines the landmark decision – a remarkably different outcome to the last time the Court heard the issue.