• The Public Participation in the Selection of Justice in Indonesia. Improving State Institution and Enhancing Civil Society

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Asep Rahmat Fajar, Master of Art in Sociology of Law. Spoke Person and Special Staff of the Judicial Commission of the Republic of Indonesia. Researcher in Indonesian Legal Roundtable-Research Center.)


The Judicial Commission is the state institution which was established after the 1998 people’s movement in Indonesia. The purpose of the establishment of this institution is to create a more independent and professional judiciary and judges. The Judicial Commission has primary roles to carry out the selection of Supreme Court Justices and to oversee the judges’ behavior. To optimize these roles, the Judicial Commission established a public participation mechanism, known as the network of the Judicial Commission. These mechanisms give civil society not only the right to give ideas, but it is also officially involved in implementing programs and conducting evaluations. With the public involvement in all stages, it is hoped that on one hand the role of the public will be stronger and be able to participate in supervising the performance of these state institutions. On the other hand the performance of the state institution will be increased and the integrity of the institution will also be maintained.

MATERIAS: Public participation, selection of Justice