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Jakarta Post

Supreme Court urged to accept oversight to ensure reform

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 23 2016   /  10:27 am

One major obstacle to reform of the country’s judicial system — represented by the Supreme Court as the country’s highest judicial institution — is the court’s refusal to be supervised by an external supervisory body as part of a control system.

And end to the Supreme Court’s opposition to supervision from an external body, specifically the Judicial Commission, is considered imperative if long-overdue reform is to take place.

One way to achieve judicial reform is through learning about “best practices” that have been implemented in other countries such as Turkey, Australia and the US, according to Judicial Commission chair Aidul Fitriciada Azhari.

“In September, the commission plans to hold an international symposium that aims to compare our country’s judicial system with those of other countries and simultaneously learn from them,” he said.