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The Attorney General of Indonesia (Jaksa Agung Republik Indonesia) is the competent authority to advise the Government of Indonesia on matters of law.[1] The Attorney General represents the government at the Supreme Court of Indonesia and is a Cabinet-level official. The office is not part of the Justice Department, however, as the cabinet has its own Law and Human Rights department (Kementerian Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia) with a separate Minister of Law and Human Rights (Menteri Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia) that focuses on more technical matters and regulation making rather than executing the Supreme Court's order.

Attorney General of Indonesia
Jaksa Agung
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Incumbent
Muhammad Prasetyo

since 20 November 2014
Cabinet-level official
SeatJakarta
AppointerPresident of Indonesia with confirmation by the People's Representative Council
First holderGatot Taroenamihardja

The Attorney General is also a Solicitor General. Thus, the Attorney General can represent the Government in the Supreme Court. The Attorney General has the power to indict and prosecute outlaws and law breakers. The term of office of the Attorney General was determined by the Constitutional Court of Indonesia in 2010 to be concurrent with the term of office of the President of Indonesia.[2] The current Attorney General of Indonesia of Indonesia is HM Prasetyo, who assumed office in 2014.

List of Attorneys GeneralEdit

Name Term Term length
(days)
Gatot Taroenamihardja 12 August 1945 22 October 1945 71
Kasman Singodimejo 8 November 1945 6 May 1946 179
Tirtawinata
Suprapto
Gatot Taroenamihardja 1 April 1959 22 September 1959 174
Goenawan
Kadaroesman
Suthardio
Sugih Arto
Ali Said 4 April 1973 18 February 1981 2,877
Ismail Saleh 18 February 1981 30 May 1984 1,197
Hari Suharto 4 June 1984 19 March 1988 1,384
Sukarton Marmosujono 19 March 1988 29 June 1990 832
Singgih 3 August 1990 14 March 1998 2,780
Soedjono Atmonegoro 20 March 1998 15 June 1998 87
Andi Muhammad Ghalib November 1999
Marzuki Darusman November 1999 June 2001
Baharuddin Lopa 6 June 2001 3 July 2001 27
Marsillam Simanjuntak 11 July 2001 14 August 2001 34
M.A. Rachman 14 August 2001 21 October 2004 1,164
Abdul Rahman Saleh 21 October 2004 9 May 2007 930
Hendarman Supandji 9 May 2007 24 September 2010 1,234
Darmono 24 September 2010 26 November 2010 63
Basrief Arief 26 November 2010 20 October 2014 1,424
Andhi Nirwanto 21 October 2014 20 November 2014 30
Muhammad Prasetyo 20 November 2014 Incumbent 1,788
Died in office

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "indonesia.go.id". Archived from the original on 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  2. ^ Global Legal Monitor