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ASEAN Law Resources: Indonesia

Introduction & Legal System

ASEAN Judiciaries Portal: Indonesia
Information on the Indonesian legal system published by the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices.

Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, Melbourne Law School
This Centre is devoted to the study of Indonesian law and Islamic legal studies. Resources include its publications and a bibliographic database, Islamic Law Online.

The Indonesian Legal System and Legal Research
Overview of Indonesian law on GlobaLex. Originally written by Alamo D. Laiman, Dewi Savitri Reni, Ronald Lengkong and Sigit Ardiyanto. Update by Dewi Savitri Reni and Juven Renaldi (2019)

Legal System in Indonesia
Overview of the legal system published by the ASEAN Law Association.

Southeast Asia Legal Research Guide: Indonesian Legal Research
Research guide maintained by the MLS Academic Research Service, Melbourne Law School.

Legal Resources (Portal Nasional Republik Indonesia)
The official government portal. Information on work carried out by various ministries and access to selected laws.

Kementerian Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia Republik Indonesia (Ministry of Law and Human Rights)
Information in Bahasa Indonesia.

Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (Ministry of Environment and Forestry)
Information on Indonesia's biodiversity conservation policies and access to the latest environmental laws. For English translation, select English under Language on right-hand corner of top menu bar.

Ministry of Finance (Kementerian Keuangan Republik Indonesia)
Information on the functions of the Ministry and access to finance regulations.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Kementerian Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia)
Information on Indonesia's international relations as well as foreign policies. 

A. Legislature

People's Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat Republik Indonesia)
The legislative branch in Indonesia's political system is composed of the members of the People's Representative Council and the Regional Representative Council:

  • House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat)
    The English website provides information on the law-making process in Indonesia. However, the listing of bills is only available on the Indonesian website.
  • Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah)

B. Laws

JDIH (Jaringan Dokumentasi Dan Informasi Hukum)
Access to laws and regulations in Bahasa Indonesia. Maintained by Kementerian Sekretariat Negara (Ministry of State Secretariat).

Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan
Compilation of the latest environmental laws published by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Change the language to English (right-hand corner of top menu bar) and click on REGULATION on the green menu bar.

Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia: Regulation Updates
Regulations relating to finance in English. Published by the Ministry of Finance (2014 -)

C. Treaties

ICRC Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries : Indonesia
Human rights treaties to which Indonesia is a party. Published by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

International Investment Agreements Navigator : Indonesia
Investment agreements that Indonesia is a party to. Published on the Investment Policy Hub, UNCTAD.

Direktori Putusan
Index to the various Indonesian courts. Access to the full texts of court decisions in Bahasa Indonesia. Maintained by the Mahkamah Agung Republik Indonesia.

Indonesian Trial Process and Legal Sytem
Background notes by Associate Professor Tim Lindsey, Director Asian Law Centre, The University of Melbourne.

Judiciary (CACJ)
Overview of the judicial system and Indonesian courts by the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices.

Mahkamah Agung Republik Indonesia (Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia)
Information about the Supreme Court and cases in Bahasa Indonesia. 

Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia (Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia)
Information about the Constitutional Court. Includes Court decisions in English.

Cases in international courts/tribunals:

A selection of ICSID cases where Indonesia is a Respondent:

Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia)
ICJ judgments relating to the case.

WTO Dispute Settlement: Disputes by Member
Click on the table of disputes by WTO member, and scroll down the list of countries to Indonesia to see WTO decisions which involve the country.

A. Open access journals

Brawijaya Law Journal
Open access, double peer-reviewed e-journal which aims to offer an international scientific platform for national as well as cross-border legal research. Published by the Law Faculty of Brawijaya University (2014 -)

CLIS Policy Paper Series
Published by the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, Melbourne Law School.

Hasanuddin Law Review
Peer-reviewed journal published by Faculty of Law, Hasanuddin University. Scope of articles in HALREV include civil law, criminal law, constitutional and administrative law, customary institution law, religious jurisprudence law, international regime law and legal pluralism governance (2015 -)

Indonesia Law Review
Open access journal published exclusively in English. Initiative of the Djokosoetono Research Center, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia. Also available via NUS Libraries (2011 -)

Jurnul Hukum
Open-access database with legal articles by leading writers or from journals published by universities and state institutions. Made available on

Jurnal Hukum Internasional (Indonesian Journal of International Law)
Peer-reviewed law journal in the field of international law published by the Center for International Law Studies, Faculty of Law University of Indonesia. Also available through NUS Libraries (2003 -)

Jurnal Penegakan Hukum dan Keadilan 
Biannual scientific journal published by Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. The articles examine law enforcement issues and the achievement of justice (2020 -)

B. Journals in NUS Libraries

Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law
Published by the Institute for Migrant Rights Press. "Its primary purpose is to provide a new forum for emerging perspectives on international and comparative legal issues, especially those that implicate non-Western regions or cultures."

This section features a selection of the more current books on Indonesian law. Unless otherwise stated, books are located in the Law Library.

For more books, search the library catalogue, LINC:

Hukum Online Pro
Subscription database providing access to Indonesian laws. Registration for ID and password required.