The Ombudsman as an Alternative Guardian for the New Indonesia
- Prof. Adrianus Meliala
- Thursday 19 April 2018
- Kamerlingh Onnes Building
2311 ES Leiden
- B 041
The “Rule of Law” is popular jargon, but there are substantial difficulties in implementing it optimally in present-day Indonesia. More than that, implementation of the rule of law demands justice processes that cannot be afforded. The Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia prevails as an alternative for citizens who wish to complaint about public service delivery, without entering into legal complexities. This is where the strength and opportunities for the Ombudsman lie in aiming to contribute to the Indonesian society.
Prof. Adrianus Meliala is Commissioner at the Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia. He is professor in Criminology at the University of Indonesia. He obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland Australia. Before being sworn as Commissioner of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia, Adrianus Meliala acted as Commissioner of the National Police Commission.