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Challenging the Secular StateThe Islamization of Law in Modern Indonesia$
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Arskal Salim

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832377

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832377.001.0001

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Limiting Human Rights

Limiting Human Rights

(p.108) 12 Limiting Human Rights
Challenging the Secular State

Arskal Salim

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter demonstrates how Islamic parties sought, in a debate that took place two years earlier at the 2000 People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Annual Session, to undermine religious liberty by imposing limitations on Article 28 on Human Rights. It compares the efforts of the Islamic faction in the MPR to amend Article 29 on Religion with their stance on the amendment of Article 28 on Human Rights. That Islamic parties accepted individual rights as mentioned in Article 28 while demanding the amendment to Article 29 to grant collective “rights” to Muslim citizens creates an inherent contradiction. The struggle of Islamic parties for what they saw as religious rights, through insertion of the seven words of the Jakarta Charter into Article 29 of the constitution, was inconsistent with Article 28. Additionally, this chapter contains short remarks on the still vague nature of constitutional guarantees of religious freedom in Indonesia.

Keywords:   religious liberty, religion, People's Consultative Assembly, collective rights, religious freedom, religious rights, human rights

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