Category: Law

Dr Dina Afrianty, Slamet Thohari, Tommy Firmanda and Mahalli write that the Covid-19 pandemic may force teachers to get up to speed with technology that can improve access to education for students with disabilities.

Nadirsyah Hosen and Jeremy J Kingsley look at the debate over the Pancasila guidelines bill and argue that one of Pancasila’s main strengths is its ambiguity.

Abdurrachman Satrio writes that the debate on the Pancasila bill is missing the point. The real concern is that Pancasila can be easily abused for anti-democratic purposes.

The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia comes into force today. Kate Thresher examines the agreement, and concerns that investors’ interests could come into conflict with interpretations of ‘public morals’ in Indonesia.

Dr Nadirsyah Hosen, Dr Jeremy J Kingsley and Professor Tim Lindsey write that the so-called “omnibus bill” on job creation has been misnamed – it is basically about making life easier for big business.

Is this the end of the road for Jokowi’s omnibus approach to lawmaking? M. Nur Sholikin explains what it is, and why it has encountered such strong resistance.

Adburrachman Satrio examines the recent cancellation of a Constitutional Law Society seminar at Gadjah Mada University and asks: is the Jokowi government really so different to the New Order?

Dissatisfied with the official response to Covid-19, a group of business workers are pursuing a class action lawsuit against the government. The case shows the public are willing to hold those in power accountable, writes Laras Susanti.

Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly has tried at least five times to grant greater leniency to corruption convicts. Leopold Sudaryono writes that this time, while energies are focused on the coronavirus pandemic, corruptors and their allies may get their way.

The national legislature (DPR) recently published its long list of priority bills (Prolegnas) for 2020. Rizky Argama looks at some of the problematic bills planned for deliberation and how the process could be better managed.

Despite mass student protests and an intervention by the president, legislators last week picked up where they left off on dangerous revisions to the mining law, write JATAM’s Merah Johansyah and Alwiya Shahbanu.

A group of residents have filed a class action against Governor Anies Baswedan over widespread flooding in early January. Will they have any luck? Laras Susanti examines the case.