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Scirj Volume III, Issue VIII, August 2015 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

THE CRISIS OF JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IN INDONESIA UNDER SOEHARTO ERA

Dr. A. Muhammad Asrun, SH, MH

Abstract: The significant intervention of the government of the judicial power under the era of Soekarno and in the era of Soeharto has raised questions in the process toward the recent democratic government. Many scholars argue that previous interventions were considered important in stabilizing the state from political unrest, while others argue that such interventions cannot be tolerated anymore in the reform era now. This paper, using views and notes advanced in literatures discussed the crisis of judicial independence in Indonesia under Soeharto era. The study argued inter alia that the independence of the judicial authority in the present democratic political system should be considered as the principle of the equality before law for every citizen. The judicial process should also be independent as mandated in the 1945 Constitution and protect human rights regardless of race, gender, cultural background, economic and political conditions and the principle of legal certainty.

Reference this Paper: THE CRISIS OF JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IN INDONESIA UNDER SOEHARTO ERA by Dr. A. Muhammad Asrun, SH, MH published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume III, Issue VIII, August 2015 Edition, Page 6-11 ".

Search Terms: The judicial power, the equality before law, the intervention of government, separation of power, era of Soeharto

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