Inefficiency of the Code of Ethics for Judges in Indonesia

Tampubolon, Manotar and Cluivert, Sanjay and Hasianna, Sophie and Luturkey, Onimory and Siagian, Matheus and Pangaribuan, Thania Theresia and Christina, Rizky Jayanti and Torang, Lawrence Averino Magistrate and Pratama, Aldino Rizki and Budiono, Batara (2021) Inefficiency of the Code of Ethics for Judges in Indonesia. Scholars International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 4 (6). pp. 411-416. ISSN 2617 3484

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This qualitative article aims to examine the enforcement of the code of ethics and code of conduct for judges in Indonesia by the Judicial Commission as an external supervisor with the Supreme Court as the internal supervisor. The sub-optimal relationship between the two institutions is clear from the high number of reports of violations of the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct of Judges and the low rate of implementation of the recommendations of the Judicial Commission in the supervision of judges at the Supreme Court. There is an overlap between internal supervision at the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court does not consider the Judicial Commission violations. According to the Judicial Commission, violations of the Code of Ethics and Judicial Code of Conduct are violations. As a result, public reports about violations of the judge's code of ethics and the recommendations of the Judicial Commission were ineffective, and breaches of the judges' code of ethics continued. The cause is the Judicial Commission's inefficiency and the tendency of protecting the corps of judges by the Supreme Court. To redress this, it is necessary to assign a single task and authority to the Judicial Commission and amend the Judicial Commission Law to create judges with integrity and dignity. Keywords: Judge Ethics, behavior, Indonesia, Judicial Commission.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: LAW
Depositing User: Mr Alexander Jeremia
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 05:21
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022 05:21

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