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Jakarta Post

New Supreme Court regulation once again prohibits unauthorized recording of trials

  • Rizki Fachriansyah
    Rizki Fachriansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 23, 2020   /  06:48 pm
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The Supreme Court building in Jakarta.( Setiawan)

Unauthorized documentation, such as photographs and videos, of courtroom activities are once again prohibited in accordance with the Supreme Court’s (MA) newly issued regulation, despite renewed concerns over the court’s transparency in recent months. As stipulated in Article 4 (6) of the Supreme Court Regulation No. 5/2020 on courtroom protocols and security, taking photos and making sound or video recordings during trial requires prior approval from the judge or presiding judge. Under the new regulation, trial attendees are prohibited from using their mobile phones to communicate in any form. Anyone caught violating courtroom protocols will be given a warning and then removed from the courtroom should they continue to ignore the procedures. The regulation, issued by Supreme Court Chief Justice Muhammad Syarifuddin, took effect on Dec. 4 but was published only recen...