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The Indonesian Constitutional Court and the Crisis of the 2019 Presidential Election

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College After many months of speculation, the candidates for the 2019 Indonesian presidential election announced their choice of running mates on August 9, 2018. The incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who ran on the platform of diversity and social equality, chose the 75-years-old conservative cleric Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate. Meanwhile,

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Published on September 19, 2018
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Not #LoveWins: On the Indonesian LGBT Case

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College On December 14, 2017, the Indonesian Constitutional issued a long awaited decision on a petition to outlaw extramarital and gay sex.[1] In a 5-4 decision, the Court declared that it has no authority to ban sex outside marriage, including a ban on homosexual relationships.  Some news reports have praised the decision

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Published on January 11, 2018
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Developments in Indonesian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Indonesian constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country 2016 Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. –Stefanus Hendrianto* and Fritz Siregar**  I. Introduction The Indonesia Constitutional Court is at a critical point in history as President Joko

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Published on October 8, 2017
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Developments in Indonesian Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment in our Year-in-Review series. We welcome similar reports from scholars around the world on their own jurisdictions for publication on I-CONnect. Earlier year-in-review reports have been published on Italy, the Slovak Republic, Romania, Belgium, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. As we have done in the past, we extend our sincere thanks to our contributors for how

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Published on November 25, 2016
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Hellerstedt and Standing: A Comparative View

—Stefanus Hendrianto, University of Notre Dame The issue of standing appears to be relatively marginal in comparative constitutional law, because comparative constitutional scholars tend to see standing as a technical issue. For instance, in analyzing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Whole Women’s Health v Hellerstedt,[1]  many legal analysts have missed an important aspect of

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Published on August 24, 2016
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The “Ethics” of the Indonesian Constitutional Court: How Low Can It Go?

–Stefanus Hendrianto, University of Notre Dame More than a decade since its inception, the four prior Chief Justices of the Indonesian Constitutional Court are all either disgraced or in prison. Considering the fates of his predecessors, one presumed that the current and fifth Chief Justice of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, Arief Hidayat, would be more

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Published on May 25, 2016
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The Jokowi Presidency so Far: Increasing Disregard of Indonesian Constitutionalism?

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara University School of Law It is still fresh in our memory that the election of President Joko Widodo in 2014 was hailed internationally. Here was a down to earth politician who seemed to do a credible job in his short term as governor of Jakarta. After nine months in office, Jokowi,

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Published on July 24, 2015
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Video Interview: Developments in Indonesian Constitutional Law Featuring Stefanus Hendrianto

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Stefanus Hendrianto on developments in Indonesian constitutional law. In the interview, we discuss the adoption of the Indonesian Constitution, the creation of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, the current and former Chief Justices, the new President of Indonesia, as

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Published on May 20, 2015
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The Indonesian Constitutional Court in Crisis over the Chief Justice’s Term Limit

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara University On January 12, 2015, the Indonesian Constitutional Court Justices unanimously elected Arief Hidayat, a lesser-known academic from Diponegoro University, as the new Chief Justice. After his inauguration, Hidayat stated that “the process [of election] was very smooth.” But before Hidayat took over the reign of Chief of Justice in a

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Published on February 5, 2015
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The Indonesian General Election and the “Weak” Constitutional Court

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara University May 2014 was quite a month in Indonesian constitutional politics. On May 19th, 2014, the Indonesian Constitutional Court stripped out its own authority to review regional election disputes involving heads of government. On the following day, the General Election Commission closed the nomination for the 2014 presidential election. After weeks

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Published on June 4, 2014
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