In the last week of June, UNSW Law was delighted to welcome UNSW Law alumnus Dr Fritz Siregar, as a visiting scholar to the Faculty. During his visit, Fritz delivered an engaging seminar on his new and important role as Commissioner of the Indonesian Elections Supervisory Board (2017-2022).
The electoral laws in Indonesia are currently undergoing major changes, and preparations will begin this year for the organisation and supervision of the impending April 2019 presidential and parliamentary national elections. Dr Fritz Siregar and Dr Melissa Crouch of UNSW Law currently hold a UNSW Indonesia Seed Fund grant and an ANU Indonesia Research Fund grant to study judicial independence, the elections, and the courts in Indonesia.
In January this year Dr Siregar and Dr Crouch hosted a seminar on "Judicial Independence and the Courts" in Jakarta, and there are plans to host a second seminar on "Electoral Supervision and the Role of the Courts" in Jakarta in August 2017.