Indonesian Reformasi as Reflected in Law

Change and Continuity in Post-Suharto Era Legislation on the Political System and Human Rights

By Petra Stockmann

When in May 1998 General Suharto eventually resigned, hopes were high that Indonesia would head towards a more democratic future. Have these hopes materialized in any way? This book provides an analysis of change and continuity as manifest in key legislation on the political system and human rights. Constitutional Amendments and new laws - amongst others on political parties, elections, the press, labour unions, human rights and human rights courts - are assessed against Suharto-era legislation as well as against international standards as laid down in international human rights instruments.


424 pages

Publication Date: 5/18/2004
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825876791