LASHING IN QANUN ACEH AND THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL

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Fajri Matahati Muhammadin
Dian Agung Wicaksono
Almonika Cindy Fatika Sari
Ola Anisa Ayutama

Abstract

While considered archaic to some, the Islamic Sharia applies lashing as punishment for a number of penal offences. Aceh is a special province in Indonesia with the privilege to apply some level of Islamic Sharia. Among them is to apply lashing as punishment for crimes such as fornication, gambling, consuming alcoholic beverages, and many others. Some have criticized this punishment as a violation of the prohibition against torture and cruel treatment. Based on a mix of normative and empirical research, his article will explore the relevant sources of international law and examine whether or not such a claim is true. It will be found that the Islamic Sharia version of lashing as applied in Aceh does not violate this prohibition, except in a very narrow-minded view of international law which may be an intellectual legacy of colonialism towards the world.

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Muhammadin, F., Wicaksono, D., Sari, A., & Ayutama, O. (2019). LASHING IN QANUN ACEH AND THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL. Malaysian Journal of Syariah and Law, 7(1), 11-24. https://doi.org/10.33102/mjsl.v7i1.173
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Fajri Matahati Muhammadin, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Lecturer at the Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Dian Agung Wicaksono, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Lecturer at the Department of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Almonika Cindy Fatika Sari, Djojodigoeno Research Institute for Adat Law Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Researcher at the Djojodigoeno Research Institute for Adat Law Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada 

Ola Anisa Ayutama, Secretariat of the Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Regional House of Representatives

Legal Drafting Bureau, Secretariat of the Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Regional House of Representatives

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