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The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404119_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: More Lenient Treatment for Drug Users http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404098_text Controlled substances; Correctional facilities and imprisonment; Rehabilitation; Sentencing - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers... 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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404098_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Government Bans Support for ISIS http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404090_text Communications; International affairs; Terrorism - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in... 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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404090_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Law Amended to Give Lawmakers Added Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404080_text Government ethics and transparency; Legislative bodies - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404080_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Aceh Province Bans Daytime Food Sales During Ramadan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404061_text Church and state relations; Commerce; Religious minorities - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404061_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Media Restrictions for Ramadan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404050_text Broadcasting; Church and state relations; Communications; Freedom of speech - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404050_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Bylaw on Cultural Heritage of Bali Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404029_text Cultural heritage; State and local government - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404029_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Plan to Revise Law on Child Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403992_text Child abuse; Children's rights; Crimes against children - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403992_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Disability Rights Group Seeks New Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403948_text Civil rights and liberties; Treaties and International Agreements/Human Rights; United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006 - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403948_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Plan to Revise Foreign Investment Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403931_text Foreign investments - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403931_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Party Sues Election Commission over Disqualification http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403900_text Elections and politics; Political parties and affiliations - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403900_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Dispute over Hallal Certificates http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403889_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Church and state relations; Food labeling - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403889_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Campaign Ads Banned Outside Set Election Period http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403884_text Elections and politics; Political advertising - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403884_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Netherlands: Defense Cooperation Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403858_text Education; International affairs; Military assistance - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403858_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Energy Regulation Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403847_text Coal; Energy; Energy prices; Oil and gas - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403847_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Saudi Arabia: Defense Cooperation Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403841_text International affairs; Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Weapons - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403841_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Export Ban on Unprocessed Minerals Comes into Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403835_text Import and export; Mining - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403835_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Universal Health Care Program Implemented http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403816_text Health care funding; Health insurance - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403816_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Bill on Money Laundering Considered in House http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403809_text Banks and financial institutions; Elections and politics; Money laundering - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403809_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Proposal to Reduce Limits on Logging http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403806_text Forests; Import and export; Natural resources - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403806_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Government Planning to Reduce Exports of Shark Fins http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403746_text Animal protection ; Endangered species; Marine resources and fisheries - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403746_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Regulation Mandates Proportion of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403720_text Energy; Natural resources - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403720_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Regulation on Financial Services Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403673_text Banks and financial institutions; Consumer protection - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403673_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Regulation to Be Reviewed Following Prison Riot http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403644_text Crime and law enforcement - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403644_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Law on Mass Organizations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403636_text Associations; Human rights - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403636_text Global Legal Monitor: ASEAN; Indonesia: Indonesia Urged to Ratify Smog Treaty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403630_text Environmental protection; Workers safety and health; International affairs - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403630_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Sweden: Cooperation on Sustainable Development Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403609_text Environmental protection; International affairs; Science and technology - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403609_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Forest Rights of Indigenous Peoples Affirmed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403604_text Native peoples; Natural resources - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403604_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Domestic Worker Legislation Under Consideration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403606_text Labor; Human rights - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403606_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Cities Require Wearing of Muslim Attire on Fridays http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403579_text Officials and employees - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403579_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Bureaucracy Reform in Process http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403567_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403567_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Provinces Gain Authority over Mining, Forestry, and Plantation Concessions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403541_text Natural resources - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403541_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Court Rules on Role of Regional Representative Council http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403537_text Constitution - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403537_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Aceh Stoning Provision Deleted, Other Shariah-Influenced Rules Controversial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403522_text Crime and law enforcement - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403522_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: U.N. Experts Criticize Bill on Organizations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403493_text Freedom of speech - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403493_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Tobacco Control Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403459_text Tobacco and smoking - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403459_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Constitutional Court Rules Against International-Standard Schools http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403456_text Education - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they... 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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403456_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Regulation on Phone Imports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403450_text Foreign trade and international finance - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403450_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Affirmative Action Program Adopted for Papuan Businesses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403437_text Economics and Public Finance - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403437_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; South Korea: Agreement on River Restoration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403422_text Environmental protection - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403422_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Oil and Gas Law to Be Revised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403413_text Natural resources - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403413_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Limits to Be Placed on Contract Labor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403409_text Labor - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403409_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Law on Franchises http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403388_text Corporations - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403388_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Province, Autonomous Regions Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403379_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403379_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Semi-Private Company to Run Air Traffic Services http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403366_text Aviation and airports - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403366_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Taiwan: Agreement to Combat Human Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403360_text Human trafficking - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403360_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Court Decision Changes Banking Rule http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403352_text Banks and financial institutions - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403352_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Commission Finds Many Laws that Discriminate Against Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403336_text Families - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403336_text Global Legal Monitor: APEC; Indonesia: Future Green Goods Trade Pact Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403312_text Foreign trade and international finance - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403312_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Court Asks for Complete Papers in Test of Corruption Commission Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403310_text Government ethics and transparency - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403310_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Corruption Court Judges Arrested http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403296_text Government ethics and transparency - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403296_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Commodity Prices to Be Controlled http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403277_text Foreign trade and international finance - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403277_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia; Indonesia: Agreement on Access to Indonesian Seas Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403269_text Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403269_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Pricing Regulations for Biomass Power Plants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403243_text Energy - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403243_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Atheist Sentenced in West Sumatra http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403198_text Church and state relations - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403198_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Government Reform Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403187_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403187_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Local Ordinance to Require Wearing of Headscarves http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403183_text Families - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403183_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Singapore: Airspace over Islands to Revert to Indonesia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403161_text Aviation and airports - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403161_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Malaysia: Protests over Deaths of Migrant Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403123_text Labor - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403123_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Police to Undergo Drug Testing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403037_text Police power - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403037_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Attendance of Legislators to Be Public Information http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403020_text Legislative power - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403020_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Businesses Object to Ministerial Decree on Export of Natural Resources http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403019_text Mineral resources and mines - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403019_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Stricter Anti-Tobacco Rules Being Drafted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402997_text Tobacco and smoking - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402997_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Atheist to Be Charged with Blasphemy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402981_text Church and state relations - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402981_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Papuans Indicted for Treason http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402967_text Crime and law enforcement - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402967_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Labor Law to Be Revised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402954_text Labor - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402954_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Human Rights Groups Denounce Use of Security Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402944_text Police power - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402944_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Village Government Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402908_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402908_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Ban on Sending Workers to Malaysia Lifted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402907_text Labor - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402907_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Bali Council Adopts Stringent Anti-Smoking Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402902_text Tobacco and smoking - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402902_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Implementation of New Immigration Law Delayed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402859_text Immigration and nationality - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402859_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Legal Aid Law Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402844_text Lawyers and legal services - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402844_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Tax Holiday for Innovators http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402779_text Taxation - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402779_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: House Approves Law on Futures Trading http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402756_text Securities - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister... 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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402756_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Agreement Reached to Amend Constitutional Court Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402718_text Judiciary - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402718_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Gender Equality Law on the Agenda http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402572_text Families - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402572_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Tax Corruption Verdict to Be Appealed, New Charges to Be Laid http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402493_text Government ethics and transparency - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402493_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Constitutional Court Strikes Down Book Banning Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402317_text Freedom of the press - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to... 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Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402317_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Attorney-General Told to Step Down Following Ruling of Constitutional Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402272_text Officials and employees - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402272_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Anti-Terrorism Agency Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402147_text Terrorism - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402147_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Vanuatu: Vanuatu Parliament Passes Resolution on West Papua Independence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402114_text Sovereignty - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402114_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Norway: Deforestation Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402027_text Environmental protection - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402027_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Anti-Terror Squad Abuses Alleged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402013_text Police power - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402013_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Older Foreigners to Be Permitted to Own Property http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401963_text Property - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401963_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Law on Public Information in Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401951_text Freedom of information - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401951_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Constitutional Court Upholds Blasphemy Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401941_text Church and state relations - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated On April 19, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia held that a 1965 blasphemy law does not contravene the Constitution and is necessary to ensure public order and religious harmony. The judges found that a request... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401941_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Legal Aid Group Reports Torture of Detainees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401921_text Human rights - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated On April 19, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia held that a 1965 blasphemy law does not contravene the Constitution and is necessary to ensure public order and religious harmony. The judges found that a request According to a survey released on April 9, 2010, between 70 and 80% of those detained by the police in Indonesia were the victims of torture while in custody. The survey was done by the Indonesian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401921_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Cyber Crime Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401769_text Communications - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated On April 19, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia held that a 1965 blasphemy law does not contravene the Constitution and is necessary to ensure public order and religious harmony. The judges found that a request According to a survey released on April 9, 2010, between 70 and 80% of those detained by the police in Indonesia were the victims of torture while in custody. The survey was done by the Indonesian It was reported on December 25, 2010, that a new bill on cyber crimes, the "Tipiti bill," has high priority on the Indonesian House of Representative's 2010 National Legislation Program. In the view of the country's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401769_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Proposed Secrecy Law Controversial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401567_text Freedom of information - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated On April 19, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia held that a 1965 blasphemy law does not contravene the Constitution and is necessary to ensure public order and religious harmony. The judges found that a request According to a survey released on April 9, 2010, between 70 and 80% of those detained by the police in Indonesia were the victims of torture while in custody. The survey was done by the Indonesian It was reported on December 25, 2010, that a new bill on cyber crimes, the "Tipiti bill," has high priority on the Indonesian House of Representative's 2010 National Legislation Program. In the view of the country's Indonesia's government and House of Representatives have agreed on a state secrecy bill that includes the death penalty for those convicted of revealing state secrets. The punishments in the working draft range from a minimum of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401567_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Environmental Bill Would Strengthen Ministry's Powers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401547_text Environmental protection - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated On April 19, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia held that a 1965 blasphemy law does not contravene the Constitution and is necessary to ensure public order and religious harmony. The judges found that a request According to a survey released on April 9, 2010, between 70 and 80% of those detained by the police in Indonesia were the victims of torture while in custody. The survey was done by the Indonesian It was reported on December 25, 2010, that a new bill on cyber crimes, the "Tipiti bill," has high priority on the Indonesian House of Representative's 2010 National Legislation Program. In the view of the country's Indonesia's government and House of Representatives have agreed on a state secrecy bill that includes the death penalty for those convicted of revealing state secrets. The punishments in the working draft range from a minimum of A meeting was held in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, on August 26, 2009, to draft a bill to revise the Environmental Law of 1999. The participants included both legislators from the House of Representatives' commission on the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401547_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Judges Named as Soft on Corruption http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401528_text Judges - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated On April 19, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia held that a 1965 blasphemy law does not contravene the Constitution and is necessary to ensure public order and religious harmony. The judges found that a request According to a survey released on April 9, 2010, between 70 and 80% of those detained by the police in Indonesia were the victims of torture while in custody. The survey was done by the Indonesian It was reported on December 25, 2010, that a new bill on cyber crimes, the "Tipiti bill," has high priority on the Indonesian House of Representative's 2010 National Legislation Program. In the view of the country's Indonesia's government and House of Representatives have agreed on a state secrecy bill that includes the death penalty for those convicted of revealing state secrets. The punishments in the working draft range from a minimum of A meeting was held in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, on August 26, 2009, to draft a bill to revise the Environmental Law of 1999. The participants included both legislators from the House of Representatives' commission on the The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), a non-governmental organization established in 1998, has issued a report criticizing 221 judges from 57 district courts, three high courts, and the Supreme Court. The organization says these judges have freed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401528_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Court Upholds Vote Count http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401495_text Elections and politics - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated On April 19, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia held that a 1965 blasphemy law does not contravene the Constitution and is necessary to ensure public order and religious harmony. The judges found that a request According to a survey released on April 9, 2010, between 70 and 80% of those detained by the police in Indonesia were the victims of torture while in custody. The survey was done by the Indonesian It was reported on December 25, 2010, that a new bill on cyber crimes, the "Tipiti bill," has high priority on the Indonesian House of Representative's 2010 National Legislation Program. In the view of the country's Indonesia's government and House of Representatives have agreed on a state secrecy bill that includes the death penalty for those convicted of revealing state secrets. The punishments in the working draft range from a minimum of A meeting was held in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, on August 26, 2009, to draft a bill to revise the Environmental Law of 1999. The participants included both legislators from the House of Representatives' commission on the The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), a non-governmental organization established in 1998, has issued a report criticizing 221 judges from 57 district courts, three high courts, and the Supreme Court. The organization says these judges have freed On August 7, 2009, the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi, or MK) overturned an earlier decision to affirm the second phase of vote counting in the recent legislative election. The Supreme Court (Mahkamah Agung, MA) had... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401495_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Legislature Downplays Corruption Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401418_text Judiciary - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings in The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S. The Wilayatul Hisbah, or Shariah Police, of Aceh Province, an area of Indonesia that applies Islamic law, have forbidden sales of food during the daytime during the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from sunrise As reported on June 24, 2014, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, or KPI) has issued a circular to remind television broadcasters not to show material deemed inappropriate for the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan On June 9, 2014, Bali's Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, submitted a proposed bylaw on preservation of cultural heritage to the province's legislative council. Balinese culture is based on the predominant Hinduism of the island, and On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and a member of the Disability Draft Bill Working Group, said in a newspaper interview that advocacy groups would like to Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa, announced on April 11, 2014, that in the near future Indonesia plans to revise its current "negative investment list," which has been used to protect domestic industries considered On March 17, 2014, Hatta Rajasa, the chairman of Indonesia's National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN), announced that the party has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum or KPU) A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Indonesia's Election Supervisory Committee (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum, often called Bawaslu), the General Elections Commission, and the Central Information Commission, together with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, have jointly announced a ban on advertisements run by political On February 4, 2014, Indonesia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in defense matters. The agreement was signed in Den Haag, the Netherlands, by Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dutch On January 28, 2014, Indonesia's legislature passed a new regulation on energy, designed to gradually end the existing fuel and electricity subsidies, stop exports of coal and gas, and increase the role of renewable energy in On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On January 12, 2014, an Indonesian presidential decree prohibiting the export of unprocessed minerals came into force. It had been signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 11 at a Cabinet meeting. (Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January Indonesia's House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) is considering a new law on money laundering. (Draft Law andhellip; on the Prevention and Suppression of the Crime of Money Laundering [in Indonesian], House of According to news reports, Indonesia is proposing to resume exports of logs from productive forests. This would reverse a ban on such sales that has been in place for 12 years. The Forestry Ministry plan would According to a November 4, 2013, news report, Indonesia's government is considering a plan to impose quotas on shark fishing. The goal is to limit the quantity of shark fins exported without overly harming Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in late August 2013, adopted a regulation that will require companies that sell diesel fuel in the country to include at least 10% biodiesel in their fuel mixes. The Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On July 13, 2013, Indonesia's government announced a plan to review a 2012 regulation thought to have set off a riot at Tanjung Gusta prison, in Medan, North Sumatra, two days before. Five people, including On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia andhellip; Tentang On June 30, 2013, the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Indonesia to ratify a treaty designed to limit smog pollution across On May 28, 2013, during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to Sweden, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable On May 16, 2013, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia gave indigenous people the right to manage the forests in which they live. It has been reported that this decision will block the government from selling such On May 28, 2013, Lita Anggraini, the coordinator of the Indonesian National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT, an NGO network) urged the country's legislature to finalize the draft law on protection of domestic workers. Two Javanese cities, located near Jakarta, have established apparel rules for municipal staff members. In South Tangerang city, Mayor Airin Rachni Diany declared on Apr. 24, 2013, that all Muslim staff members should wear Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On April 1, 2013, Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, said that the government's plan to transfer authority over some kinds of concessions from cities and districts to the provinces will make it easier for the Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled on March 28, 2013, that the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, or DPD) would have additional lawmaking authority. According to the Chief Justice of the Court, Moh Mahfud, the DPD now The Government of Aceh, in Indonesia, has revised a draft set of bylaws, the Qanun Jinayat, to remove a provision that had permitted the stoning of adulterers. These bylaws replace part of the Criminal Code with On February 14, 2013, a group of United Nations experts raised concerns about a bill being considered in the Indonesian legislature on mass organizations. The experts fear that it will impose "undue restrictions [on] the rights On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On January 8, 2013, Indonesia's Constitutional Court determined that existing international standard pilot-project schools (known as RSBIs) and international-standard schools (SBIs) are unconstitutional, because they On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new On October 17, 2012, Indonesia's national government issued a regulation that places a limit on which businesses may submit bids for government construction in Papua. Presidential Decree On December 3, 2012, Indonesia and South Korea concluded an agreement to restore the Ciliwung River, which flows from the mountains down through Jakarta Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Rudi Rubiandini, announced in mid-November 2012 that it will be necessary for the country to revise its law on oil and gas in order to implement a November On November 15, 2012, Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry published a decree that limits the use of contract workers. The new decree has been sent on to the Justice and Human Rights Ministry for review before On October 30, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued a new regulation on franchised businesses in the country. The regulation limits the number of company-owned stores in Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North Indonesia has adopted a new regulation that establishes a semi-private corporation to run the air traffic services in the country. Under Government Regulation No. 77/2012 on Indonesian Flight Navigation Service Organizer Bodies, which was signed by On October 3, 2012, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings took effect between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of On September 25, 2012, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) ruled on a case affecting banking rules for state-owned banking institutions. (Case 82/PUU-IX2011, On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are being adopted throughout the country than are being repealed. The Commission is an independent, national The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 30, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court, which is considering a challenge to the constitutionality of the law that established the country's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), asked the applicants to file additional documents. The presiding Justice, Two judges of local corruption courts in Indonesia have themselves been accused of taking bribes by the national Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or KPK). The two judges, associated with the Semarang Anti-Corruption Court in On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that would permit Australian ships to patrol Indonesian waters under some circumstances. According to Brigadier General Hartind Asrin, a Ministry spokesman, According to Kardaya Warnika of Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, speaking on July 10, 2012, the country will soon adopt new pricing regulations for biomass power plants. The aim is to encourage investment in the On June 14, 2012, Alexander Aan, a civil servant charged with blasphemy, was given a sentence of two and a half years in prison plus a fine of Rp100 million (about US$10,600) by the Negeri Muaro The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim women to wear headscarves. The rule would not apply to the approximately 1% of the On May 16, 2012, an official from Singapore, Raj Kumar, stated that control of the airspace above the Indonesian Riau Islands could revert to Indonesia. Singapore has controlled that airspace since 1946, and Indonesia has been On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, The Ethics Council of Indonesia's House of Representatives adopted a new rule on March 6, 2012. According to Muhammad Prakosa, the Chairman of the Council, any legislators who miss two plenary meetings in succession, without valid On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and Alexander Aan, an Indonesian civil servant living in Pulau Punjung, in West Sumatra Province, posted the statement "God doesn't exist" on a Facebook page in January 2012. That page is no longer available online. The public On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason. (Indonesian Court Indicts Papuan Activists for Treason, THE On January 17, 2012, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that outsourcing labor, which in this context means hiring workers on short-term contracts without benefits, is unconstitutional. The idea behind this decision is that workers have "the right Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, In 2009, following reports of Indonesian domestic workers being abused in Malaysia, a ban on sending migrant laborers there was instituted. On November 30, 2011, the Indonesian government announced an end to the moratorium. It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on On October 4, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed a new law on legal aid (Undang-undang tentang Bantuan Hukum [Law Concerning Legal Aid], House of Representatives website (last visited Oct. 7, 2011)). Under its provisions, On August 15, 2011, Indonesia announced a plan to give major investors in some sectors of the economy a tax holiday. Companies considered to be pioneers in their fields and that have invested at least Rp1 On July 19, 2011, Indonesia's House of Representatives, the country's legislative body, passed a new law on futures trading, revising the 1997 Law on Commodity Futures Trade (Act No. 32, 1997). According to Indonesian Trade Minister On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country's House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto, On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum Gumelar, announced at an event marking International Women's Day that a gender equality law is A former junior tax official in Indonesia, Gayus Tambunan, who is at the center of a huge corruption scandal involving allegations relating to the acceptance of bribes from a number of companies in exchange for favorable On October 13, 2010, it was reported that the Constitutional Court of Indonesia had ruled that the 1963 Law on Securing Printed Materials Whose Content Could Disrupt Public Order, which allowed the Attorney-General's Office (AGO) to On September 22, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia ruled that, under the existing law, the Attorney-General's term expires with the end of the term of office of the President and other Cabinet members. Speaking after On July 30, 2010, it was reported that the Indonesian government had issued a regulation formalizing the establishment of a new National Anti-Terrorism Agency. (Govt Issues Regulation on Establishment of Anti-Terrorism Agency, ANTARA NEWS (July 30, On June 21, 2010, it was reported that the Vanuatu Parliament had unanimously passed a motion to raise questions with the United Nations regarding the status of West Papua, which is currently a province of Indonesia. Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning In a move designed to make Indonesia attractive to foreign retirees, the government is considering revising regulations to permit foreigners over the age of 55 to own property. (Govt to Allow Old Foreigners to Own Property, On April 30, 2010, Indonesia's Law on Freedom of Information will come into effect; it was adopted in 2008. Under its provisions, public institutions, including government ministries, state agencies, and legislative and judicial institutions, are obligated On April 19, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia held that a 1965 blasphemy law does not contravene the Constitution and is necessary to ensure public order and religious harmony. The judges found that a request According to a survey released on April 9, 2010, between 70 and 80% of those detained by the police in Indonesia were the victims of torture while in custody. The survey was done by the Indonesian It was reported on December 25, 2010, that a new bill on cyber crimes, the "Tipiti bill," has high priority on the Indonesian House of Representative's 2010 National Legislation Program. In the view of the country's Indonesia's government and House of Representatives have agreed on a state secrecy bill that includes the death penalty for those convicted of revealing state secrets. The punishments in the working draft range from a minimum of A meeting was held in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, on August 26, 2009, to draft a bill to revise the Environmental Law of 1999. The participants included both legislators from the House of Representatives' commission on the The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), a non-governmental organization established in 1998, has issued a report criticizing 221 judges from 57 district courts, three high courts, and the Supreme Court. The organization says these judges have freed On August 7, 2009, the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi, or MK) overturned an earlier decision to affirm the second phase of vote counting in the recent legislative election. The Supreme Court (Mahkamah Agung, MA) had It was reported on July 3, 2009, that Indonesia's House of Representatives, the lower house of the country's bicameral legislature, is not planning to take action soon to enact a law for an independent Corruption Court.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401418_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: City Government to Shame Polluters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401397_text Environmental protection - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation On August 16, 2014, a new ministerial regulation will come into force in Indonesia that is designed to promote rehabilitation rather than incarceration of drug users, in some cases permitting substitution of stays in rehabilitation centers On August 4, 2014, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, announced that the government has banned the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forbidding the propagation of its teachings