Relation among society was insisted to understand the law system of each country. The

publishing could  be a bridge to connect between countries. So that, the  foreign publishing

supposed not only to publish the foreign books, but also to translate Indonesian law books

to English.

It was the advise of The Head of Constitutional Court, Jimly Asshiddiqie, when he opened The

Legal Event of The Year 2008, Wednesday (3/12),in Jakarta.

Jimly added, one of important character of law is used as information. There was also a

possibility, as information, law could be understood by the people who came from non-law

discipline. As example, there were alot legislations came into cyber world so it could be

known and controled by anyone, whether he came from the law discipline or not. “Next, law

academicians can compete with non-law academician. Even the people from vocational school

can also understand the law and compete with the law academicians who dont understand

technology," Jimly explained.

Jimly also advised to let Indonesian law information to be accessed by everyone. So that,

the publishing also had a big role to make 240 millions Indonesian society ussualy

understand the development of legislations, so that they could be the society who aware law


“It is the basic of modern democratic-constitutional country, because all citizens know the

law,” Jimly said. (Wiwik Budi Wasito/ Kencana Suluh Hikmah)

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