“Let us imagine a society in which there is no legal certainty at all. A society in which decisions of government officials and judicial decisions are essentially unpredictable, are often contradictory to each other and also arbitrary. In such a situation, it is unclear which rules will actually be applied and enforced. Most probably, this is not the kind of society you would prefer to live in. Perhaps it is attractive for a few people who are in power, the decision makers who can decide according to their own will and mood. It is certainly not a society that is very attractive for investors”.
With this strong, imaginative story, Maarten Feteris kicked-off his speech during the forum event on 17 October 2019 at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. This forum was organized to celebrate 50 years of legal cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands.
To read his full speech, please click here.