29 April 2016
On Thursday 28 April 2016, the School of Law hosted a visit by eight delegates from the Indonesian Dewan Perwakilan Daerah (DPD) or Regional Representatives Assembly. The delegates, who are all elected to the Assembly on individual tickets from the provincial level, came from as far afield as Papua, Riau and Gorontalo.
The delegates were gathering comparative experiences of upper house parliamentary chambers around the world in order to seek inspiration for legislative reform in Indonesia, and in particular wanted to extend their knowledge of role of the House of Lords.
Professor Peter Leyland presented an outline of legislative processes in the UK and answered questions from the delegates. Dr Petra Mahy assisted with English-Indonesian translation.
The Indonesian delegates were presented with copies of Professor Peter Leyland’s book The Constitution of the United Kingdom: A Contextual Analysis (2012), along with another book in the same series by Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey, The Constitution of Indonesia: A Contextual Analysis (2012).