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[25WashIntlLJ0489] The Rise and Fall of Heroic Chief Justices: Constitutional Politics and Judicial Leadership in Indonesia

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dc.contributor.author Hendrianto, Stefanus
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-13T17:52:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-13T17:52:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation 25 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 489 (2016) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1629
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 25, Number 3, June 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: In the decade following its inception, the Indonesian Constitutional Court has marked a new chapter in Indonesian legal history, one in which a judicial institution can challenge the executive and legislative branches. This article argues that judicial leadership is the main contributing factor explaining the emergence of judicial power in Indonesia. This article posits that the newly established Indonesian Constitutional Court needed a strong and skilled Chief Justice to build the institution because it had insufficient support from political actors. As the Court lacked a well-established tradition of judicial review, it needed a visionary leader who could maximize the structural advantage of the Court. Finally, the Court needed a heroic leader able to deal with the challenges and pressures from the government. This article examines the role of the four Chief Justices of the Indonesian Constitutional Court: Jimly Asshiddiqie (2003–2008), Mohammad Mahfud (2008–2013), Akil Mochtar (2013), and Hamdan Zoelva (2013–2015). Chief Justice Jimly Asshiddiqie and Muhmmad Mahfud set a high bar by playing the role of heroic Chief Justices. The departure of Asshiddiqie and Mahfud, however, marked the end an era of heroic Chief Justices. Both Chief Justices Akil Mochtar and Hamdan Zoelva could not maintain the role of heroic Chief Justice. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Asian Courts and the Constitutional Politics of the Twenty-First Century en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [25WashIntlLJ0489] The Rise and Fall of Heroic Chief Justices: Constitutional Politics and Judicial Leadership in Indonesia en_US
dc.title.alternative The Rise and Fall of Heroic Chief Justices: Constitutional Politics and Judicial Leadership in Indonesia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2016 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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