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Workshop on the Indonesian Constitutional Court

For those in Sydney, a workshop on the Indonesian Constitutional Court will be held today and tomorrow. Details below:

Workshop on The Constitutional Court & Democracy in Indonesia: Judging the First Decade”

11-12 December 2014

Presented by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW Law Faculty
and Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, Sydney law School

Draft Program

11 December, UNSW Faculty of Law

4-5.30pm           Opening Plenary (Law School Theatre) – Panel Discussion with
Prof. Dr. Jimly Asshiddiqie, SH, founding Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court
Prof. Dr. Denny Indrayana, SH, former Deputy Minister for Justice

Chairs:  Professor Rosalind Dixon and A/Prof Simon Butt

5.30-7pm           Opening Reception – UNSW Staff Seminar Room, Level 2

12 December, University of Sydney Faculty of Law

Venue: Sydney Law School, room 446


9.30-9:40am     Dean’s Welcome (Professor Joellen Riley)

9:40-10am         Introducing participants and conference themes (A/P Simon Butt)

10-11.30am       Workshop Session 1: The Court, the Constitution & Democratic Consolidation
·        Fritz Siregar (UNSW), The Creation & Consolidation of the Constitutional Court
·        Dr Stefanus Hendrianto (Santa Clara), ‘Who are We Now? Political Liberalism and the Indonesian Constitutional Court’ 

Commentators:  Prof. Dr. Denny Indrayana, Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law)

Chair: Professor Rosalind Dixon (UNSW)

11.30-11.45       Morning Tea

11.45-1.15pm Workshop Session 2: The Constitutional Court, Islam & Democracy
·        Dr Melissa Crouch, Islam and the Constitutional Court

·        Dr Nadirsyah Hosen (Wollongong) The Constitutional Court & ‘Islamic’ Judges

Commentators:   Prof. Dr. Jimly Asshiddiqie, SH, Simon Butt (Sydney)

Chair:    Dr Lucas Lixinski (UNSW)

1.15-2.00pm     Lunch

2.00-3.30pm     Workshop Session 3 Case Studies

·        Professor Tim Lindsey (Melbourne), Hatta, Art 33 and the Constitutional Court
·        Dr Arskal Salim (UWS), Piety and Penalty in the Practice of Charity in Indonesia: A Judicial Review of Law 23 of 2011 on Zakat

Commentators:               Pan Faiz (UQ), Joel Harrison (Macqaurie)

Chair:                                  Professor Theunis Roux (UNSW)

Court in Indramayu, West Java, 2010.

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