Indonesia

A proposal by 13 Muslim scholars that abortion be legalized for pregnancy caused by rape or incest has sparked a variety of reactions among religious leaders.
Proposals for a revamp of the Indonesian civil code could make sex outside marriage a crime.
Indonesia's troubled Aceh province is to establish the country's first criminal court based on Sharia law.
Introduction

In recent years Islamic doctrine has assumed a more visible place in the Indonesian legal system. This trend arguably dates from the passage of the National Marriage Act in the mid-1970s, which for the first time gave explicit recognition to Islamic doctrine as state law. Its most conspicuous manifestations, however, have occurred since the mid-80s. In 1989 the Religious Judicature Act significantly expanded the system of Islamic courts, ended their subordination to the civil courts, and enlarged the courts' substantive jurisdiction.
Extremist Islamic scholars-and the madrasas (religious schools) where they teach—dramatically captured headlines in the West in the last year and eclipsed more moderate scholars.
Rioting has broken out in Indonesia's Moluccas islands following the reported killing of three women in the religiously-divided region.
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