Fachrizal Afandi is a guest researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society, who focuses on the rule of law and the criminal justice system in post-authoritarian countries. He is also affiliated with the Department of Criminal Law of Universitas Brawijaya (UB) Indonesia as an assistant professor and a board member of the Indonesia Criminal Law and Criminology Society (MAHUPIKI). He holds an executive director position at the UB centre for criminal justice research (PERSADA UB) and a senior researcher position at the UB centre for socio-legal research (PPSL FHUB).
Previously, Fachrizal completed his PhD at the Van Vollenhoven Institute and the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology (2021). His research, with the title Maintaining Order: Public Prosecutors in Post-Authoritarian Countries, the case of Indonesia, shows how prosecution services evolve in countries marked by authoritarian tendencies. It shows how various regimes position public prosecutors as ‘justice postmen’, who deliver cases based on the government’s interests, as well as on the interests of other powerful actors, such as political parties, companies, or the police force. This research is a socio-legal study of the criminal justice system. It contributes to a number of broader debates about post-authoritarian public prosecutors and their role in promoting the rule of law.
Fachrizal is currently working on a book proposal and journal articles based on this research. Apart from this, he is also preparing to establish the Indonesian socio-legal studies association and will organise the international conference on socio-legal research in Indonesia.
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