On Wednesday December 5th, the President of the Hoge Raad (the Netherlands Supreme Court) professor Maarten Feteris held a key-note speech for 105 deans from law faculties all over Indonesia. Professor Takdir Rahmadi, Deputy Chief Justice for Development of the Mahkama Agung (the Indonesian Supreme Court) and Professor Adriaan Bedner from Leiden University in the Netherlands also spoke at this event. The speakers were followed by a discussion and a joint declaration of the deans of the Indonesian law faculties to integrate the study of case law in the teaching at universities.
To see more on this event, watch this vlog from Dio Tobing (Senior Policy Officer of Politic Affairs Netherlands Embassy).
The key message: Importance of legal certainty
In his key-note speech the president of the Hoge Raad articulated the importance of legal certainty for citizens and businesses in their day-to-day activity. Without legal certainty, the decisions made by courts are unpredictable and it will be difficult for businesses to make thorough decisions on whether or not to invest. Indonesia is expected to join not so long from now the group of the seven largest advanced economies in the world (G7) and the ease of doing business will therefore become of even greater importance.
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