Friday, October 11, 2013
Taking matters into his own hands (Indonesia)
It's pretty much given now that the Mahkamah Konstitusi will be subject to greater scrutiny in the wake of Akil Mochtar's arrest. Now, according to The Jakarta Post, former chief justice Mahfud MD has opened a complaints center for former litigants who feel their cases were not decided fairly. The center does not seem to possess any legal status to overturn decisions or sanction judges, but it should at least help the court - and Mahfud - stay ahead of the controversy by demonstrating a commitment to transparency.