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Public Forum | 26 November 2012

Pluralism versus Intolerance: A Constitutional & Legal Review in Indonesia

by the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia
H Mohammad Mahfud Mahmodin


On 26 November 2012 CDI presented a public forum by the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia, H Mohammad Mahfud Mahmodin, on the subject of "Pluralism versus Intolerance: A Constitutional & Legal Review in Indonesia”. The forum included a Q&A session moderated by Dr Tim Lindsey, and you can access and listen to the podcast of this event by clicking on this link:

Podcast: Pluralism versus Intolerance: A Constitutional & Legal Review in Indonesia



H Mohammad Mahfud Mahmodin is an Indonesian legal scholar and politician born in Madura, East Java. Professor Dr Mahfud became a Judge at the Constitutional Court of Indonesia on 1 April 2008 and the Chief Justice on 19 August 2008. He holds a Masters in Political Science and a Doctorate in Constitutional Law from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta (1993). Dr Mahfud served as a member of the National Awakening Party (PKB) in the House of Representatives (2004-2008), where he sat on a number of commissions. Prior to this, he was the Minister of Justice and Human Rights (2001) in the cabinet of President Megawati Sukarnoputri and the Minister of Defence in the cabinet of President Abdurrahman Wahid (2000-2001). Since 1984, he has also been Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law at the Indonesian Islamic University (UII), Yogyakarta where he teaches political, constitutional and state law, and democracy. In addition, Professor Mahfud teaches in graduate programs at more than 10 other universities.

This forum was presented by the Centre for Democratic Institutions at the Crawford School of Public Policy and the Department of Political and Social Change at The Australian National University and the Asian Law Centre at The University of Melbourne.

Department of Political & Social Change | ANU
Asian Law Centre | The University of Melbourne
CDI & Indonesia



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