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Search for Supreme Court judges begins

  • Galih Gumelar

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 14 2020   /  01:00 am
Supreme Court building in Central Jakarta.(Courtesy of the Supreme Court/-)

The Judicial Commission (KY) began its search for a new Supreme Court justice and eight ad hoc judges on Friday, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia. This year, justices will be vetted to fill one vacant position in the Supreme Court’s state administrative chamber that focuses on settling final appeals relating to tax dispute cases. An additional justice with a broad knowledge of tax law is needed because the court currently has only one justice who specializes in this area. The commission will also select two ad hoc judges specializing in industrial relations, who will work with the current six judges and help the Supreme Court in handling cases related to labor disputes, as well as six ad hoc judges specializing in corruption matters to replace six retiring judges. The commission has about five months to complete the selection process before submitting the shortliste...