Roundtable discussion: Indonesia’s Election Supervisory Board

Indonesia’s Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu): Working Towards Election Integrity  

On 29 June 2017, we were delighted to hosted guest speaker Dr Fritz Edward Siregar.

In the last week of June 2017, UNSW Law was delighted to welcome Dr Fritz Siregar, an alumni of UNSW Law, as a visiting scholar. While here, Fritz gave an engaging seminar on his new and important role as Commissioner of the Indonesian Elections Supervisory Board (2017-2022). 

The electoral laws in Indonesia are currently undergoing major changes, and preparations will begin this year for the organisation and supervision of the impending April 2019 presidential and parliamentary national elections. Fritz and Dr Melissa Crouch of UNSW Law currently hold a UNSW Indonesia Seed Fund grant and a ANU Indonesia Research Fund grant to study judicial independence, the elections and the courts in Indonesia. They hosted a seminar on “Judicial Independence and the Courts” in Jakarta in January 2017, and they will host a second seminar on “Electoral Supervision and the Role of the Courts” in Jakarta in August 2017.