Court Proceedings in Indonesia amidst COVID-19 Outbreak


In response to the occurring outbreak, the Supreme Court and lower instances court (High Court and District Court) has now taken protective measures and pause several hearings. The Supreme Court through its Executive Meeting dated 16 March 2020 (“Executive Meeting”) deemed that in reference to the President of Republic of Indonesia’s statement that the outbreak is now considered as a non-natural disaster, the court proceeding for certain type of cases should proceed as scheduled whilst for the remaining cases should be conducted through e-litigation.

Based on the resolution rendered from Executive Meeting above, Secretary of Supreme Court issued a Circular Letter No. 1 of 2020 on Adaptation of Working System for Judges and Court’s Officials as Prevention for the Spread of COVID – 19 in the Vicinity of Supreme Court and Lower Judiciary Bodies (“SCL 1/2020”).


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