Recrowning Negara Hukum: A New Challenge, A New Era
Source TitleCILIS Policy Paper Series
PublisherCentre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne Author/sTaylor, Kathryn
AffiliationCentre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society
Document TypeWorking Paper
CitationsLubis, T. M. (2014). Recrowning Negara Hukum: A New Challenge, A New Era. Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne.
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access URLPublished version
The elections of 2014 are a critical juncture in Indonesian history. Fifteen years after the end of the authoritarian New Order, and after ten years of democratic rule under Yudhoyono, Indonesians must decide whether to consolidate the democratic reforms introduced after the fall of Soeharto, or dismantle them. This choice has polarised Indonesians and many feel confused by events this year. This paper looks at the increasingly divisive debate over democracy and Reformasi in Indonesia to assess whether his country will move backward or forward after the new administration is sworn in on 20 October. It then focuses on human rights and other key areas of law reform that need attention, as well as the threats they face, to set out an agenda for getting Indonesian Reformasi back on track.
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