Judicial Masculinity: Examining The Role And Effect of Women’s Justice in The Indonesian Constitutional Court

Proceedings of ‏The 2nd Global Conference on Women’s Studies

Year: 2021

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Judicial Masculinity: Examining The Role And Effect of Women’s Justice in The Indonesian Constitutional Court

Zaka Firma Aditya, Rizkisyabana Yulistyaputri, and Abdul Basid Fuadi

 

ABSTRACT: 

It should be realised that Indonesia’s constitutional judiciary is still and [always] identical with men. How come? during the eighty-eight years of existence, only two women had become constitutional court justice in a different generation. Whereas guarding the constitution is not only the duty of men but also women. Interestingly, of the three institutions proposing constitutional justice, only the President dared to give the judges seats to women. Does this mean that other institutions such as the Supreme Court and the House of Representatives do not support feminists entering the judiciary? or does the President just maintain the image so that he/she seen as supporting the feminist movement?. If the President fights for feminism in the judiciary, he/she should increase the quota, given that many women are interested in becoming the constitutional court justice. This article will answer how the role and influence of women justice in deciding constitutional cases. In the first part, we will discuss the reasons for the low representation of women in the Indonesian Constitutional Court. Before the conclusion, the author will discuss the role and influence of women justice in the constitutional court.

Keywords: Feminist, Women Justice, Constitutional Court.