Since the establishment of CILC’s predecessor organisation – the Council for Legal Cooperation with Indonesia – in 1985, one of our primary target countries has been the Republic of Indonesia. During the last couple of years, CILC has contributed to Indonesia’s legal development by training legislative drafters from various Indonesian ministries. These relatively small projects were funded by NUFFIC and the Netherlands Ministry of Justice.
An opportunity for more substantial involvement has emerged with the creation of the Rule of Law Fund by the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta. This is a facility of the Netherlands Government to fund initiatives in legal cooperation between Indonesian and Dutch partners.
At the request of the Indonesian Supreme Court (Mahkamah Agung), the Judicial Training Institute under the Mahkamah Agung, the Training Body of the Attorney-General’s Office (Kejaksaan Agung) and the Judicial Commission (Komisi Yudisial), CILC will facilitate the cooperation between these institutions and their Netherlands counterparts – the Netherlands Supreme Court, the Study and Training Center for the Judiciary (SSR) and the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary, through the Judicial Sector Support Program.
For the implementation of this project, CILC will enter into a partnership with the Indonesian Institute for Independent Judiciary (LeIP), a leading NGO in the field of judicial reform. Other partners of the project will be the Judicial Reform Team Office at the Mahkamah Agung, the Prosecutor Reform Project Office at the Kejaksaan Agung and the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden University.
The project will start on 15 August 2014 with a kick-off mission and have a duration of 29 months until early 2017.