University General Assembly 1


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Corruption in Indonesia challenges the rule of law

After the collapse of General Suharto’s regime at the end of last century, Indonesia had made significant progress towards democratic transformation and the millennium development goals, and currently, it is among the largest and most vibrant democracies in South and South East Asia. Decentralization was strengthened, and judicial systems were reconstructed in an attempt to improve the rule of law. However, rule of law is still fragile and incapable to stop the ongoing corruption that is exacerbating the socioeconomic conditions of the majority of Indonesians, and abusing their human rights. The delegate of Indonesia is fully cognizant that the rule of law is indispensable to promote human rights in any country,...