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The Judge S case and why court oversight fails

  • Sebastiaan Pompe

Leiden | Mon, June 13 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM The case of Judge S, who was arrested recently by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for alleged bribery, has prompted a debate in Indonesia on whether the judiciary is not overly free.

There are calls for closer supervision of the courts and perhaps wheeling back the one roof system which made the courts fully self-managing, including in matters of personnel, finances and infrast...