Introduction to Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is an archipelago of over 13,400 islands in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Over 238 million people live in Indonesia, making it the world's fourth most populous country. For centuries, Indonesia has been an important trade route, and the rich natural resources of the region have continued to draw trade throughout modern history.

Indonesia is known for its distinctively diverse culture, with hundreds of languages and ethnic groups throughout the islands. It also has the world's second highest level of biodiversity and plenty of wilderness and jungle areas that make it a beautiful place to visit.

What Is the Law System in Indonesia?

Indonesia's legal system follows the civil law system primarily. The diversity of the country brings customary law to many aspects of the system, and some Roman Dutch Law is also mixed into the system. The country's civil code largely follows Dutch colonial traditions, and its first law school was started by the Dutch.