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Court Orders Omnibus Law's Revision in 2 Years

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  • Court Orders Omnibus Law's Revision in 2 Years

    Title : Court orders revision of jobs law
    By : A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Vincent Fabian Thomas and Norman Harsono (The Jakarta Post) , 26 Nov 2021

    [In a blow to the administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that the procedure of passing the Job Creation Law, the key legislation for the President’s ambitious yet controversial reform agenda, was unconstitutional. The court ordered the government and the House of Representatives to revise the law — which remains effective despite being declared unconstitutional — within 2 years. If they fail to do so, the law — dubbed an omnibus as it was made to revise and combine dozens of laws — will be permanently repealed and all the previous laws it has replaced must be reinstated. “The court ordered lawmakers to revise the law in 2 years from the moment this ruling is being read. If no revisions have been made within that deadline, Law No. 11/2020 on job creation will become permanently unconstitutional,” Chief Justice Anwar Usman, who read the ruling, said on Thursday...]