Jimly Asshiddiqie

Jimly Asshiddiqie (born 17 April 1956) is an Indonesian academic who served as the first chief justice of Indonesia's Constitutional Court from 2003 to 2008.[1]

Jimly Asshiddiqie
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Chief of Honorary Council of Electoral Officers
In office
12 June 2012 – 12 June 2017
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byHarjono
Member of the Indonesian Presidential Advisory Council
In office
25 January 2010 – 21 June 2010
Appointed bySusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded byAdnan Buyung Nasution
Succeeded byAlbert Hasibuan
1st Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia
In office
22 August 2003 – 19 August 2008
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byMohammad Mahfud
Personal details
Jimly Asshiddiqie

(1956-04-17) 17 April 1956 (age 66)
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
SpouseTuty Amalia
ChildrenRobby Ferliansyah
Sheera Maulidya
Afida Nurul Fazria
Mieska Alia Farhana
Rafi Fakhrurrazi
Alma materUniversity of Indonesia
Leiden University

Education and academic careerEdit

Jimly graduated from high school in Palembang in 1973. He obtained his law degree from the University of Indonesia (UI) in 1982. In 1986, he obtained his master's in law from UI. In 1990, he obtained his doctorate in law from UI and the Van Vollenhoven Institute, as well as Leiden University Law Faculty. In 1998, Jimly became Professor of Constitutional Law at the UI Faculty of Law.[2]

He has authored more than 60 academic publications. He has also written hundreds of articles and papers, published by various media and delivered at various forums. His books include "Green Constitution", "Economic Constitution", "Social Constitution", "Court of Ethics and Constitutional Ethics" and "The Constitution of Cultures and Constitutional Cultures".

Political careerEdit

During the final years of President Suharto's rule, Jimly served as an Expert Staff (advisor) to the Minister of Education (1993–1998).[3] Jimly was a member of the Golkar faction (Utusan Golongan) in the People's Consultative Assembly for the 1997-1998 period, which in March 1998 unanimously re-elected Suharto as president for a seventh term, despite mounting public opposition that saw Suharto resign two months' later.[4][5] In 1998, shortly before the fall of Suharto, Jimly was appointed Assistant to Vice President BJ Habibie.[6]

After Habibie became president in May 1998, Jimly was chairman of the Legal Working Group on the National Reform Team toward Civil Society. His working group helped to prepare new legislation, as well as amendments to the 1945 Constitution and the introduction of a system for direct presidential elections. Also under Habibie, Jimly was appointed Secretary for the Council of Law Enforcement and Security chaired by the president. He was the person-in-charge of the Constitutional Reform Panel under the coordination of Bagir Manan at the State Secretariat in 1998–1999.[7]

Under President Abdurrahman Wahid, Jimly was an advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade from 2001–2003. He was a member of the Expert Committee of the People's Assembly Working Body (2001–2002), and an Expert Advisor to the Secretariat General of the MPR in order to prepare amendments to the 1945 Constitution (2002–2003).

Jimly chaired the Advisory Council of the National Commission on Human Rights for eight years from 2009 to 2017.

He was a member of the Indonesian Presidential Advisory Council from 25 January 2010 to 2014, serving President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.[8]

He served as Vice Chairman of National Council of Titles and Honors. He was chairman of the Election Organizers Ethics Council (DKPP) from June 2012 – 2017.

In August 2015, Jimly ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). In December 2015, he was appointed chairman of the Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals Association (ICMI), a grouping that was formed in 1990 as part of an effort by then-President Suharto to use Islam to counterbalance the military's power.[9]

In January 2020, Jimly was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Indonesian Cooperatives Council (Dekopin), which is led by convicted corruption felon Nurdin Halid.[10]


  1. ^ Richard Davis; David Taras (2 February 2017). Justices and Journalists. Cambridge University Press. pp. 141–. ISBN 978-1-107-15998-3.
  2. ^ "Profil Hakim Jimly Asshiddiqie". Mahkamah Konstitusi. Mahkamah Konstitusi. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Profil Jimly Asshiddiqqie". VIVA.co.id. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  4. ^ Tom Lansford (24 March 2015). Political Handbook of the World 2015. CQ Press. pp. 2771–. ISBN 978-1-4833-7155-9.
  5. ^ Nur Hidayat Sardini; Gunawan Suswantoro (2016). 60 Tahun Jimly Asshiddiqie: Menurut Para Sahabat. Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia. pp. 158–. ISBN 978-979-461-995-7.
  6. ^ Lani Diana, Wijaya (12 September 2019). "3 Harapan BJ Habibie Sebelum Wafat Menurut Jimly Asshiddiqie". Tempo.co. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Profil Hakim Jimly Asshiddiqie". Mahkamah Konstitusi. Mahkamah Konstitusi. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Jimly Asshiddiqie Still in the Thick of Public Life". Jakarta Globe. 19 May 2012. Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  9. ^ "National scene: Jimly elected to lead ICMI". The Jakarta Post. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  10. ^ Toarik, Mashud (18 January 2020). "Jimly Asshiddiqie dan Andi Taufan Masuk di Jajaran Pengurus Dekopin 2020 - 2024". Investor.id. Retrieved 19 January 2020.

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