No party shall be tried twice for the same offence, that’s, more or less, the principle of ne bis in idem, which some of you may know as double jeopardy. Today we will know the fate of Yusril Ihza Mahendra’s the judicial review of Presidential Election Law No. 42/2008 as the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia (MK) will decide on another judicial review of the same law that was filed in February 2013 by a different party, political observer Effendi Gazali. All things considered, MK can declare Yusril’s judicial review ne bis in idem after reading its decision on Effendi Gazali’s judicial review so as to avoid a repeat of the same trial.
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