Stretching the Scope of Special Autonomy in Aceh: The Controversial Qanun Requirement for Political Candidates

Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009

7 Pages Posted: 8 May 2010 Last revised: 8 Jan 2019

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Melissa Crouch

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 11, 2010

Abstract

This case note examines the provisions and application of Aceh Qanun 3/2008 regarding the requirement that Muslim candidates for elections must pass a Qur’an recitation test. It questions whether this requirement falls within the special autonomy granted to Aceh. The case note is accompanied by a translation of Qanun 3/2008.

Keywords: Aceh, Islamic law, Indonesia, Qanun

Suggested Citation

Crouch, Melissa Amy, Stretching the Scope of Special Autonomy in Aceh: The Controversial Qanun Requirement for Political Candidates (February 11, 2010). Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1551650

Melissa Amy Crouch (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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