Judges’ Quality is Key of Justice System: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 20 Februari 2024
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President Jokowi speaks before the Special Session of the 2023 Annual Report of the Supreme Court in Jakarta, Tuesday (02/20). (Photo by: PR/Jay)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo underscored that the human capital quality of judges is key of the national justice system.

“The quality includes an attitude of integrity, professionalism, sensitivity to society’s sense of justice as well as the development of the time, science, and technology,” President Jokowi said at the Special Session of the 2023 Annual Report of the Supreme Court in Jakarta, Tuesday (02/20).

In his remarks, the President appreciated the innovations carried out by the Supreme Court as an effort to accelerate legal transformation in the country, one of which is through a judicial decision support system.

“Innovation must be a part of reform, not only by adopting new technology but also by adopting perspective and sensitivity in resolving legal cases, including implementing a restorative justice system as a breakthrough in resolving cases,” President Jokowi said.

The Head of State also welcomed the internal reforms carried out by the Supreme Court to uphold its principles in improving court performance in a sustainable manner.

“Public expectations of judicial institutions are increasingly high. The people demand guarantees of justice. They are increasingly critical of the judicial process and more open in expressing their opinions,” he added.

In the light of 99.47 percent of cases that has been ruled out by the Supreme Court last year, President Jokowi reminded that the Supreme Court also needs to prioritize the quality of decisions.

“The quality of the decision is paramount. The Court decision must provide a sense of justice, provide legal certainty, and support the development of the nation and state towards an Advanced Indonesia,” he remarked. (KS/UN) (GWH/RAS/LW)

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