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Lowest case backlog in history: Reforms make Supreme Court more productive

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, February 27, 2020   /  02:08 pm
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Supreme Court building in Central Jakarta(Courtesy of the Supreme Court/-)

After years of reforms, the Supreme Court has improved its productivity in resolving cases, resulting in the lowest-ever case pile at the end of last year. The country’s top court produced more than 20,000 rulings in 2019 compared to 17,638 in 2018, lifting its productivity rate to almost 99 percent from 95 percent in the preceding year. Ninety-six percent, or more than 19,000, of the rulings were made in less than three months since the case was accepted by the court. Supreme Court chief justice Hatta Ali said the achievements were due to simplified and accelerated judicial processes the court had implemented over the past five years. He said the court has been modernizing itself with the establishment of e-court and e-litigation systems. The e-court had handled more than 47,000 cases and the e-litigation had been met with high participation with more than 21,000 peopl...