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Directorate General of the Religious Courts (2005-Today)

The demand of reformation requires changes in the state-ship life, including the agent of judicial power. Based on the amendment of the 1945 Constitution, the Judicial power is conducted by a Supreme Court and judicature body below it, consists of general judicature, religious judicature, military judicature, and administrative judicature, and a constitutional court.

To follow up the mandate of the constitution about the one roof of judicial power, the Law of Judicial Power No. 4/2004 issued1. Based on Chapter 42 article (2) the provision of transition of The Law 4/2004, the time of organizational, administrative, and financial transition of religious judicature should be finished at least June 30th 20042. The provision was implemented in the Presidential Decree No. 21/2004 dated March 23rd 2004.

The organizational, administrative, and financial transition of religious judicature from the Department of Religious Affairs to Supreme Court was conducted on June 30th 2004, included the transition of Directorate of the Development of Religious Judicature.

Based on Chapter 25 (3) The Law No. 5/2004 on The Amendment of the Law No. 14/1985 on the Supreme Judicature, at the Secretariat of Supreme Judicature should be established some directorate generals and boards officiated by Director Generals and Heads of Board (Chapter 25(3)).

The provisions on organizational composition, duties, responsibilities and management of the Secretariat and Boards of Supreme Judicature were set on Presidential Regulation No. 13/2005 dated January 31st 2005 on Secretariat of Supreme Court. Based on the Presidential Regulation, secretariat of supreme Court consists of:

  1. Directorate General of General Courts Body

  2. Directorate General of Religious Courts Body

  3. Directorate General of Military and Administrative Courts Body

  4. Board of Supervision

  5. Board of Research, Development, Education, and Training of law and Judicature

  6. Board of Administration Affairs

Based on the Presidential Regulation, beside the organizational transition, there was also a transition of 'echelonization' from Directorate of the Development of Religious Judicature (Echelon II in the Department of Religious Affairs) to Directorate General of Religious Judicature Body (echelon I in the Supreme Judicature).

Based on the Decree of Secretary to Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia No. MA/SEK/07/III/2006 on Organization and Management of Secretariat of Supreme Court of The Republic of Indonesia, Directorate General of Religious Judicature Body has main task to: assist the secretary of Supreme Court to formulate and conduct policy and technical standardization in fostering judicial staff, fostering the administration of the judicature, regulation and management from the religious judicature under Supreme Court and the courts of religious judicature.

The function of Directorate General of Religious Courts Body, are:

  1. Preparing policy in fostering judicial staff, fostering administration of the judicature, regulation and cases management of religious Judicature under Supreme Judicature and the courts within religious judicature;

  2. Implementing policies in fostering judicial staff, fostering administration of the Judicature, regulation and cases governance of religious judicature under Supreme Court and the courts within religious judicature;

  3. Formulating standards, norms, criteria, and procedures in the fostering of judicial staff, the fostering of administration of the Judicature, regulation and management.

  4. Presenting technical assistance and evaluation;

  5. Implementing the administration of directorate

To implement the main tasks and functions, Directorate General of Religious Courts Body consists of:

  1. Secretariat of Directorate General of Religious Courts Body;

  2. Directorate of the Development of Judicial Staff of Religious Judicature;

  3. Directorate of Fostering of Administration of Religious Courts;

  4. Directorate of Regulation and Cases Governance of Religious Civil

The first official who led Directorate General of Religious Judicature Body of Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia has been Wahyu Widiana since 2005 up to now.

Office Address

Supreme Court Secretariat Building  (Lt. 6-8)

Jl. Jend. Ahmad Yani Kav. 58 ByPass Jakarta Pusat

Telp: 021-29079177 
Fax: 021-29079277

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