Indonesia's New Criminal Code isn't just about Sex Outside Marriage

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The news item "Indonesia’s new criminal code isn’t just about sex outside marriage. It endangers press and religious freedom” was published on The Conversation on 8 December 2022.

Indonesia’s controversial new Criminal Code was passed into law on Tuesday. Professor Tim Lindsey discusses the new provisions in the Criminal Code, which is likely to meet with stiff opposition from lawyers and activists.

Read the article by Professor Tim Lindsey AO here.

Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School. Tim is a member of the Victorian Bar and was the long-serving Chair of the Australia Indonesia Institute until 2016. His publications include Indonesia: Law and Society; Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia (three volumes); The Indonesian Constitution; Drugs Law and Practice in Southeast Asia; and Religion, Law and Intolerance in Indonesia. He is a founder and an executive editor of The Australian Journal of Asian Law.