JILBAB POLWAN PERSPEKTIF MASHOOD A. BADERIN

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  • Masthuriyah Sa’dan UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14421/musawa.2014.131.1-8

Abstract

The case of the veiling of policewomen shook the country last year. Former President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono was  asked to take part in deciding whether policewoman should be allowed to wear the veil when on duty. Kapolri (Chief of Police in Indonesia) made the decision “to allow” policewomen to wear the veil but then revoked the decision after a few days. Of course, there was strong argument. On the one hand, the veil is an obligation  for Islamic policewoman, and it is also a basic right to use the veil or not. However, the problem arises when basic rights are not accommodated by Kapolri.  Mashood A. Baderin offers the doctrine of a ‘margin of appreciation’ in relation to the case of policewomen and the veil in Indonesia. Baderin emphasizes legal dialogue between Islamic law and International Law on Human Rights so that this dialogue between citizens, policewomen and Kapolri can lead from parochialism, violence, and rivalry towards the integrity of law in Indonesia.

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2014-01-03

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