Law and Religion in Indonesia: The Constitutional Court and the Blasphemy Law

7(1) Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 2012, Forthcoming

Posted: 5 May 2012  

Melissa Crouch

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

Date Written: May 5, 2012

Abstract

A growing number of religious minorities have been prosecuted for the criminal offence of ‘insulting a religion’ in Indonesia. This article examines the case for judicial review of the Blasphemy Law in Indonesian Constitutional Court in order to explore how the relationship between law and religion, particularly Islam, has been debated, negotiated and articulated in democratic Indonesia

Keywords: law, religion, Indonesia, Constitutional Court, blasphemy

Suggested Citation

Crouch, Melissa, Law and Religion in Indonesia: The Constitutional Court and the Blasphemy Law (May 5, 2012). 7(1) Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 2012, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2051371

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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