Pretrial Hearing in Indonesia: Theory, History, and Practice

One of the most debated issues among the legal profession is the coercive action conducted by law enforcement officials, particularly the Investigators and Prosecutors. In general, coercive actions that are commonly acknowledged in most countries are arrest, detention, search, foreclosure,

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ICJR Urges the General Attorney to Stop the Second Batch of Death Penalty Execution

Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) is currently preparing Judicial Review petition against Supreme Court Circular Letter (SEMA) No. 7 of 2014 on Case Review Petition on Criminal Cases to the Supreme Court President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has decided

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A Myth Entitled: Death Penalty to Deter Crimes

Indonesia has failed to prevent crimes and moratorium of death row inmates is exigent. Death penalty has always been triggering strong controversy. Some take a view that provision and implementation of death penalty is in contradiction with rights to live,

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Report on Criminal Law Reform: Review and Recommendation

General Overview on Indonesia Criminal Law Reform 2014 Early 2013, the government finally submitted two crucial legislation, namely the Draft Bill on Criminal Code (RKUHP) and Draft Bill on Criminal Procedural Law (RKUHAP) to the House of Representatives. These draft

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ICJR: Provision on Limitation for Retrial Application under the Supreme Court Circular Letter is not Appropriate

The Supreme Court has contravened the basic legal principle of “Lex Specialis Derogat Legi Generali” (specific law prevails over general law) in formulating the limitation of retrial (Peninjauan Kembali) application in the Circular Letter. In concluding the 2014, the Supreme

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ICJR: Children’s Interests are at Stake if the GoI still close the Access to the Discussion of the Draft of Government Regulation on SPPA

Under the newly Juvenile Justice System Law (UU Sistem Peradilan Pidana Anak/SPPA Law), the government of Indonesia is still obligated to issue 6 Government Regulations and 2 Presidential Regulations. The Presiden SBY Administration is considered as fail to conduct a

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ICLaD Issue No. 2/2014

This edition of ICLaD will discuss the implementation of Law No. 11 of 2012 on Juvenile Justice System (Sistem Peradilan Pidana Anak). A law that is projected as a regulation that upholds the right of children and adopts certain principles

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ICJR Calls for more Progressive Regulatory Plan and Urges the GoI to Settle Outstanding Liabilities on Criminal Regulations

Following the end of 2014 political year in which new president and member of house of representative has been elected, Indonesia will be entering 2015 which constitutes the first year where the new administration will project its future regulation plan.

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ICJR Submitted Petition against Indonesia MCI Regulation on Internet Censorship to the Supreme Court

Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR), Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM), Legal Aid Center for Press (LBH Pers), Indonesian ICT Partnership (ICT Watch), Shelly Woyla Marliane, Damar Juniarto, Ayu Oktariani, and Suratim formally submitted a judicial review petition

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ICLaD Issue No.1/2014

This edition of ICLaD will explore and highlight two important matters on criminal law reform, namely: draft of Indonesian Criminal Code (Kitab Undang-Undang Hukum Pidana – KUHP) and draft of Indonesian Criminal Procedural Law (Kitab Undang-Undang Hukum Acara Pidana –

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