The third Indonesia Constitutional Court International Symposium 2019 (ICCIS 2019) will be held on Monday 4 November 2019 in Bali.
From 6-7th Nov, there will be an academic conference on ‘Constitutional Courts and the Protection of Social and Economic Rights’. It even has its own youtube video.
My paper will focus on “Court Reform after Authoritarian Rule: Specialised Courts and Corruption in Indonesia“. Abstract: Democratic transitions from authoritarian rule usually lead to a process of court reform. Indeed, court reform has been a central pillar of the law and development movement since the 1960s. What are the challenges for court reform after authoritarian rule? To what extent can specialized courts overcome these challenges? In this article, I examine court reform in Indonesia post-1998 and its strategy of establishing specialized courts. Building on the work of Daniel S Lev, I suggest we need to pay attention to the politics of court reform after authoritarian rule. Specialized courts as a type of institutional reform need to be considered together with judicial culture in order to address fundamental challenges in the courts.