The Supreme Court and Adat Inheritance Law in Indonesia

In this article Lev argues that in the absence of legislative reform, Indonesian customary law (adat) has been susceptible to the changing ideals and imagination of the country’s elite and that for this to happen certain changes have been necessary in the conception Indonesian judges have of their own role in relation to adat law with particular reference to adapt inheritance law.
Lev, Daniel S.
Source publication: 
The American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Spring, 1962), pp. 205-224