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Chairman, ALA Indonesia
Chief Justice Dr. M. Hatta Ali, SH., MH.
The Honourable Chief
Justice Dr. M. Hatta Ali was elected President of the ASEAN Law
Association (ALA) on 18 February 2012 at the 11th General Assembly held
in Bali, Indonesia.
Dr. M. Hatta Ali
was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indonesia on
March 1st, 2012. He has over thirty years of experience as a Judge at
numerous District Courts and High Courts throughout Indonesia. He
started his career as a civil servant in the Office of Ministry of
Justice in 1978. In 1982, he served as a candidate for Judge in the
District Court of North Jakarta. He was subsequently appointed a Judge
in the District Court of Sabang in 1984 and later promoted as the Head
of several District Courts in Indonesia: the District Court of Bitung
(1996-1998), the District Court of Manado (2000-2001) and the District
Court of Tangerang (2001-2003). In 2003, he was promoted to Appeal
Judge at the High Court of Appeal in Denpasar, Bali. He subsequently
served as Secretary to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
(2004-2005), and as the Director General of Judicial Affairs
(2005-2007). He was elected a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2007 and
then promoted to Deputy Chief Justice in charge of Supervision in 2009.