Develop the Independent Corruption Eradication Commission Through Redesigning the Recruitment Mechanism of the Corruption Eradication Commission’s Chairman


The Corruption Eradication Commission was formed as a special government institution to combat corruptions. The institution is constitutionally granted an authority to combat corruption. Thus, it is important to be an independent institution which is free from other institutions’ interference. The independency requirement of the Corruption Eradication Commission is very crucial in order to maintain its function to perform social justice in Indonesia and to protect human rights. However, the recruitment system of the institution is not independent, it is proven by the strong authority of the Indonesian Parliament in the election process of the Commission member including the chairman. In the process to determine the Corruption Eradication Commission members and the Chairman is not purely based on the best candidates who fulfil all requirements, but it is based on the candidates who can compromise with a certain interest of political parties. The paper analyses comprehensively why it is necessary to redesign the recruitment mechanism system of the Corruption Eradication Commission’s Chairman. The paper is a normative research and the methodology employed in this paper is library research. While the approaches employed in the paper are statute approach and conceptual approach. The research finds that redesign the recruitment mechanism of the institution is urgent, since the involment of the Indonesian Parliament in the process of recruitment affects the function of the institution

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Jamaludin Ghafur, Faculty of Law Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia

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Conference: ECPEL2016
Stream: Politics P2. Governance, Institutions and Public Policy

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