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Badilag Makes Cooperation With UGM

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Badilag Command Center, The Director General of  Religious Courts, Drs. Dr.  Aco Nur, S.H., M.H.  with the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at Gadjah Mada University, Dr.  Arqom Kuswanjono signed a cooperation agreement about the Tri Dharma of Higher Education. This event was attended by the Chairman of the PTA Jakarta, the echelon II and III officials of the Directorate General of Religious Courts, the Chairmen of all PA in Jakarta and the prospective students of Doctor of Philosophy of Law.

Both parties understood and agreed that the cooperation agreement that was held was based on the desire to help and prosper each other, aimed at improving and supporting the Tridharma activities of higher education and improving the quality of human resources in religious courts. This agreement includes doctoral education activities, lecturer research, community service, seminars, and  workshops.  Cooperation activities stand for 5 (five) years from the signing and can be extended by the agreement of both parties.In the near future there will be a special class of Doctoral Philosophy of Law for the religious court officials, so far there have been 10 people who have registered to join this program.

In his greeting, the Director General stated his commitment to fully support the learning interest of religious court employees.  “I do it to facilitate and encourage religious court employees to continuously improve their quality through education, in the future cooperation with good reputation universities will always continue, "he said.

Meanwhile, after the signing of the cooperation agreement, The Director General gave an opportunity to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of UGM to deliver a public lecture to  the participants.  In his speech, he emphasized the importance to equip themselves with science in facing the rapidly changing era.  Philosophy is a source of knowledge needed to analyze all the problems that happen, including in the world of law and justice.  (ak/ahb)

Visit of Australian National University, Macquarie University and Western Sydney University Students to Badilag

Last Tuesday, February 10th 2020, four Australian law students came along to visit the Directorate General of Religious Courts and Central Jakarta Religious Court (PA Jakarta Pusat).  Leyla Kaya, from Macquarie University, Sermin Sayan from Western Sydney University, Freya Henfrey and Luca Sdraulig from Autralian National University designedly took a time to figure out more about religious court. They have been in Indonesia since mid-January in the context of an Internship at the Constitutional Court for one month long.

Tour at PA Jakarta Pusat

The students paid a visit to PA Jakarta Pusat before they came up at Badilag.  Leyla Kaya, as a group leader stated her impression about why she wanted to visit a religious court. ‘”Australia and Indonesia have a huge differences about their court system. What’s interesting is the religious court,’ she said. 

The group was welcomed by the vice chair Drs. Syuaib M.H in his office, accompanied by Dr. Tamah, one of PA Jakarta Pusat jugde. Mr. Syuaib friendly explained in general concerning history, development and authority of PA Jakarta Pusat. He also briefly explained various types of cases and the number of cases that increasingly registered to PA Jakarta Pusat during 2019. ‘Last year, we received more than 3000 cases. Nevertheless, we were able to wrap out about 92% of them with only 14 judges.’ Said Mr. Syuaib.

After hearing welcoming explanation and having a short discussion about religious court, the group was conducted a registry walk, which was a tour around the court. They looked around the court, studied about the organizational structure, office lay out and the flow of case registration.  They started with studying about the PTSP (One Gate Service) section, the e-court desk, mediation room, waiting room and finally the court rooms. The tour ended in media center room of PA Jakarta Pusat by delivering the testimonial from each student.

“PA Jakarta Pusat is so hospitable and very open to the society. There are many services that the society can get with the easy access to reach the court.” Sermin Sayan said.

Visiting Badilag and Trying Command Center

After leaving PA Jakarta Pusat, the four law students arrived at Dirjen Badilag office which is only about 500 meters away from PA Jakarta Pusat. They were warmly welcomed by the Director General himself, Dr. Drs. Aco Nur, S.H., M.H. and directly guided to look around into Religious Court Gallery to see various things about religious court that contains about the history, historical objects and religious court figures.

They were also invited to see Badilag Command Center. The Director General explained the use of Command Center. In addition to coaching and supervising, it is also used as a national data center as well as learning center in the form of public lectures, seminars and discussions.  “We have invited Supreme Court Judge and several guests speaker from outside Mahkamah Agung to give public lectures here. Every person in Religious court may come to participate in the discussion.’ Claimed the Director General.

The Director General then connected the Badilag Command Center with PTA Banjarmasin and PTA Jayapura to hold dialogues with the students. In the smooth and warm dialogue, there was a discussion about the development of religious court today. Luca Sdraulig asked about what Zona Integritas is. Earlier, He heard that PA Jakarta Pusat was awarded with predicate Wilayah Bebas Korupsi/ WBK (Corruption Free Area). ‘What is that meant?’

The Director General explained that Zona Integritas is a program of Indonesia government, Kemenpan RB to manifest a clean bureaucracy and be free of corruption. ‘Nowadays, there are 29 courts have been awarded with the WBK predicate and this year we will submit about 250 courts to join the program.’ Explained the Director General.

While Leyla Kaya stated her impression about the development of religious court, especially related to Information Technology. “I feel it is hard for religious courts to run the use of IT, yet it is a huge challenge. In Australia, we had experienced such thing and the progress to electronic service has been growing rapidly.’” Said the Turkey-Australian woman who works for Family Court of Australia.

At the last session, The Director General highly appreciated for the visit and declared that he might start a collaboration with some popular universities in Australia to gain the development of human resource of religious courts.  (dh/ahb)



Almost a Hundred Religious Courts/MS Accept Accreditation Certificate


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A total of 98 Religious Courts at first level  in religious court jurisdiction have achieved accreditation certificates. In details, 82 courts for A Excellent predicates and 16 courts for B predicates.

This handover process of accreditation certificate to 98 religious courts / mahkamah syar'iyah was conducted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Prof. Dr. H. M. Hatta Ali, S.H., M.H. in Makassar on Wednesday (29/11/2017), followed by  submission of accreditation certificates for courts from  general courts, military court and administrative court.

98 religious courts at first level in religious court jurisdiction which gained acredititation certificate consist of 37 religious courts  for Class I A ,  26 courts for Class I B, and 35 courts for Class II.

Currently, religious courts at first level  in religious court jurisdiction amount 359 consist of 76 for Class IA, 109 for Class I B and 174 for Class II. Therefore, overall, 98 out of 359 or 27% of RC / MS have been accredited.

Accreditation in religious court jurisdiction is named with the Quality Assurance Accreditation System (SAPM). This accreditation covers four aspects, namely court management, court clerk administration, secretarial administration and court facilities.

The process began early this year. First of all, Directorate General (Badilag) established the SAPM Committee, then prepared SAPM guidelines, recruited candidates for assessors, then trained them. After that, each of RC / MS prepares, by forming the SAPM Team and preparing documents.

The next process is an internal assessment by each RC / MS. The assessors of each High Religious Court / MS Aceh conducted an external assessment. The results were sent to the SAPM/Badilag Committee.

The results from external assessment will be verified by the SAPM/Badilag Committee and Team visited to RC / MS which nominated by High Religious Court / MS Aceh. It’s aimed to check court facilities.

With combining four aspects of the assessment, the Committee decided the final result and announced it through the official website Badilag last week.

Director General of Badilag Dr. H. Abdul Manaf, M.H. congratulating to 98 courts  which have achieved accreditation.

This accreditation is not the end, but the beginning of a new chapter in performance and service. Each year, dozens of RC/ MS will be checked for consistency, through surveillance assessment.

The accreditation certificate is valid for only three years. Within that  time, the accreditation status of 98 RC / MS can be  stable, up or down.

Director General of the Religious Courts,  expects that RC, whether accredited or not, to maintain the performance. "Maintain the cleanliness of the office and its environment," said Director General. (H2o)

Chief Justice Innaugurates Justice Amran Suadi as Chief Chamber of the Religious Courts

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Chief Justice Prof. Dr. H. M. Hatta Ali, S.H., M.H. inaugurated two Chief Chambers, previously known as Deputy Chief Justice, of the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning (12/4/2017). The two inaugurated Chief Chambers are Dr. H. Amran Suadi, S.H., M.H., M.M., as Chief Chamber of the Religious Courts and Dr. H. Sunarto, S.H., M.H. as Chief Chamber of Supervision.

Amran Suadi replaces the position of his predecessor, Prof. Dr. H. Abdul Manan who retired two months ago. While Sunarto takes the place of Dr. H. M. Syarifuddin who is now Vice Chief Justice of Judicial Affairs.

Before assuming the Chief Chamber of the Religious Courts at the Supreme Court, Amran Suadi was a justice elected on September 2014. He started his career as a staff member at Religious Court (PA) of Tebing Tinggi, Medan. He then became a judge at PA Medan and Chief Judge at PA Kisaran. Years later he was appointed as Chief Judge of PA Medan, then a high judge in Medan and high judge at Supreme Court Supervisory Body. He was Vice Chief Judge of PTA Surabaya before elected as a justice.

During his leadership at the Religious Courts, Amran Suardi achieved various awards for his achievement in displaying good public and judicial services in his offices.

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Hatta Ali Elected for Second Term As Supreme Court Chief justice

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Jakarta | English.badilag.net (16/2/2017)

Prof. Dr. H. M. Hatta Ali, SH, M. H. has been reelected as the Chief justice of the Indonesia Supreme Court in the elections held in Prof. Koesoemah Atmaja Supreme Court Building , Medan Merdeka Utara, Tuesday (14.02.2017).

Out of 47 justices in the Supreme Court, Hatta received 38 votes, making him the chief justice for the period of 2017 to 2022. He bested justice Andi Samsan, who received seven votes, and justices Suhadi and Mukti Arto, each of whom received one vote.

"I would like to thank to all court leaders that under the Supreme Court. It's all part of our mutual success in developing and raising the Supreme Court”. I hope the mandate that given to me to lead the Supreme Court can be a momentum for us in increasing cooperation and synergy that so far we have built and well maintained.

He also invites all judicial citizens to establish a judicial determination to achieve the vision of the Supreme Court in realizing a great Indonesian courts.

Suwardi as Chief Election Committee who is also Vice Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for Non Judicial affairs hope the Chief Justice to support and implement the programs together with the other leaders to achieve the vision and mission of the Supreme Court.


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