Judicial Bodies Pass With Flying Colors: Jokowi

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By : Edo Karensa | on 3:26 PM August 16, 2016
Category : News

Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he was more than satisfied with the performance of Indonesia’s three judicial bodies last year. His comment came during the annual People’s Consultative Assembly meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday (16/08).

Addressing lawmakers and councilors, Jokowi said the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court and Judicial Commission have all improved their performance considerably in 2015.

"The Supreme Court issued more rulings last year than at any time in history. There were fewer unsolved cases as well," Jokowi said.

The Supreme Court managed to resolve 82 percent of around 12,000 cases within three months, said Jokowi. It has also uploaded more than 1.8 million court rulings on its official website.

One of the most important improvements, according to Jokowi, was improved public access to the court. The Supreme Court and many lower courts now have an integrated online judicial database accessible to everyone.

The Constitutional Court also performed beyond expectation, handling 244 lawsuits between August 2015 and July 2016, comprising 92 judicial reviews, one authority dispute involving a state institution and 151 legal disputes related to the 2015 regional election.

Jokowi also made a special mention of the Judicial Commission’s role in managing judges all across the country. "A good example was their involvement in ensuring we selected the right person to become the new Supreme Court chairman.”

In the first semester this year the commission started the recruitment process for five new Supreme Court judges and two new Anti-Corruption Court judges.


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