As part of implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Supreme Judiciary Council (SJC) of Qatar and Indonesian Supreme Court, a delegation of 15 judges of Indonesia's Religious Courts are participating in a five-day training held by SJC.
The training will conclude tomorrow (Friday), a statement from the Indonesian embassy said yesterday. Head of the Indonesian delegation, Candra Boy Seroza, said the training has given new perspectives for Indonesian judges on how Islamic family law is being implemented in Qatar.
As the world's most populated Muslim country, Indonesia has hundreds of Religious Courts spread across the country. The existence of these Courts were also recognised in Indonesia's national legal system, it was explained.
"Apart from receiving materials related to law and regulation related to Islamic law, we are also planning to visit a number of courts and related institutions in Qatar to see directly how the Islamic family law is being implemented here" said Candra.
In addition, during the training, the judges also learn how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was used in Qatari Courts. It eases individuals who seek justice.
"This (the use of ICT in court) is one of the important lessons learnt that we obtained from the training. God willing, we will adopt this best practice to improve the service of religious courts in Indonesia, " said Candra, who served both as judge and director of Technical Development at the Religious Court Body of Indonesia's Supreme Court.
The participants of the training are Amam Fakhrur (judge/Centre for Education and Training, Supreme Court of Indonesia), Eko Nurahmat (judge/High Religious Court of Banjarmasin), Khoirul Anwar (judge), Mardi Candra (judge), M Syafi'i (judge), H Abu Jahid DA (judge/head of Religious Court of Soreang), Achmad Cholil (judge/head of Religious Court of Cirebon), Saiful (judge/head of Religious Court of Rangkasbitung), Jamadi (judge/head of Religious Court of Sampang), Abdul Halim MS (judge/head of Religious Court of Salatiga), Noor Hasanuddin (judge/head of Religious Court of Bontang), H Armansyah (judge), H Edi Hudiata (judge), and H Shofau Qalbi (judge).
We welcome the co-operation between these two legal institutions and I believe this training will give more insights for judges not only on substantive matters but also on the procedure and how the law is implemented" Indonesian ambassador Ridwan Hassan said.