Indonesian Law

ISBN : 9780199677740

Tim Lindsey; Simon Butt
560 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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This book offers the first comprehensive survey in English of the Indonesian legal system. It includes clear and concise introductions to complex substantive Indonesian law and commentaries on issues that will interest both academics and practitioners.


Part I: The Legal System
1 The Constitution and State Institutions
2 Indonesian laws and lawmaking
3 Decentralisation
4 The Judicial System
5 The Constitutional Court
6 The Legal Profession
Part II: Land Law
7 Traditional and Customary Law (Adat)
8 Land Law and Forestry
9 Environmental Law
Part III: Criminal Law
10 Substantive Criminal Law
11 Criminal Procedure (Pre-Trial)
12 Criminal Procedure (Trials and Appeals)
13 Human Rights Law
14 Corruption Law
Part IV: Commercial Law
15 The Civil Code, Civil Liability and Contract Law
16 Company Law
17 Labour Law
18 Foreign Investment
19 Financial Laws: Tax, Insolvency, and Banking
20 Competition Law
21 Media Law
Part V: Private Law
22 Marriage, Divorce, and Inheritance

About the author: 

Tim Lindsey is the Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, the Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, and director of the Centre for Islamic Law and Society at the University of Melbourne's law school, and a visiting professor at universities in Indonesia and Malaysia. He has previously been an Australian Research Council Federation fellow and director of the Asian Law Centre at Melbourne Law School. Tim completed his doctoral thesis in Indonesian studies and researches and teaches in Indonesian. He is a founder and editor of The Australian Journal of Asian Law and has produced more 100 than publications, mostly on Indonesian law, including Indonesia: Law and Society (Federation Press, 2008), Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia (three volumes, I.B. Tauris 2012) and Religion, Law and Intolerance in Indonesia (Routledge, 2012, with Helen Pausacker). ; Simon Butt is Professor of Indonesian Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney, where he teaches and researches Indonesian law. He has held an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and currently holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. He completed his doctoral thesis on Indonesia's Constitutional Court, and researches and teaches in Indonesian. He has written widely on aspects of Indonesian law, including The Constitutional Court and Democracy (Brill, 2015), Corruption and Law in Indonesia (Routledge, 2012), and The Constitution of Indonesia: a Contextual Analysis (Hart, 2012, co-authored with Tim Lindsey).

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