Judicial Review and Religious Freedom: The Case of Indonesian Ahmadis

Sydney Law Review, 34(3), pp. 545-572, (2012)

28 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2012 Last revised: 9 Oct 2012

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Melissa Crouch

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

Date Written: October 5, 2012

Abstract

This article analyses the implications of the controversy over Ahmadiyah for religious freedom and tolerance in Indonesia from a legal perspective. In particular, it examines the legality of regulations passed by regional governments that attempt to ban the activities of Ahmadiyah. The article demonstrates why it is unlikely that an application for judicial review of these regional regulations will succeed in the Supreme Court (Mahkamah Agung). If this is the case, it means that local governments remain free to use local regulations to restrict the rights of religious minorities such as Ahmadis.

Keywords: Indonesia, Ahmadiyah, judicial review

Suggested Citation

Crouch, Melissa Amy, Judicial Review and Religious Freedom: The Case of Indonesian Ahmadis (October 5, 2012). Sydney Law Review, 34(3), pp. 545-572, (2012), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2157389

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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