Title: Liberalisation of Foreign Investment Law in Indonesia

Authors: Anan Chandrawulan

Addresses: Faculty of Law, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jalan Dipati Ukur No. 35, Bandung 40132, Indonesia

Abstract: The liberalisation of economy is the existing phenomenon affecting developed and developing countries. They have, to a greater extent, affected the international trade regulation and foreign investment. As a sovereign state, with its own economic system based on Article 33 of the 1945 Constitution and Pancasila, Indonesia must have to adopt itself to the era of globalisation and liberalisation in such a way that it may be able to partake in the global economy through the international trade and foreign investment. The research seeks to demonstrates, firstly, the globalisation and liberalisation of economy have increased the economic dependence through international trade and direct foreign investment. In addition, the economic liberalisation embodied in the WTO has substantial impact upon the investment regulation in Indonesia. The research also demonstrated that the economic globalisation and liberalisation are actually against the principle of economic democracy as contained in the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia.

Keywords: economic liberalisation; World Trade Organization; WTO; foreign investment law; Indonesia; constitution; globalisation; international trade; investment regulation; economic democracy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPL.2013.056806

International Journal of Private Law, 2013 Vol.6 No.4, pp.369 - 382

Published online: 19 Aug 2013 *

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