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Tag: Akil Mochtar

  • 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…

  • Indonesian Constitutional Court Rejects Blasphemy Law Case

    —Melissa Crouch, National University of Singapore In April 2013, the Indonesian Constitutional Court rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of the Blasphemy Law (although the court decision was only made publically available in September 2013). As I argued previously, this was the most likely outcome, given the weak constitutional nature of the arguments raised and…

  • The Indonesian Constitutional Court at a Tipping Point

    —Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara University On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, the Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi – KPK) arrested Akil Mochtar, the Chief Justice of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, for alleged bribery. The spokesperson of the Commission said that the alleged bribery was linked to a regional election dispute case.