Stretching the Scope of Special Autonomy in Aceh: The Controversial Qanun Requirement for Political Candidates
Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009
7 Pages Posted: 8 May 2010 Last revised: 8 Jan 2019
Date Written: February 11, 2010
This case note examines the provisions and application of Aceh Qanun 3/2008 regarding the requirement that Muslim candidates for elections must pass a Qur’an recitation test. It questions whether this requirement falls within the special autonomy granted to Aceh. The case note is accompanied by a translation of Qanun 3/2008.
Keywords: Aceh, Islamic law, Indonesia, Qanun
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