E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 2, 2023

Strategy of Political Law on Conflict Terror on the use of Aceh’s Flag as a Resistance Message to Quo Vadis Legal System

Author(s): Irvan Setiawan, Dahlan Ali, Darmawan, Suhaimi


The Helsinki MoU granted Aceh the authority to design its own flag, and Aceh Qanun No. 3 of 2013 respecting the Aceh Flag and Coat of Arms established the flag's design. According to Aceh Qanun No. 3 of 2013, the sign used is the crescent moon. However, according to Government Regulation No. 77 of 2007 Concerning Regional Symbols, it is illegal to fly a crescent moon flag in Indonesia. The normative juridical approach was utilised in the preparation of this study. This paper aims to explicate the political strategy of the legal terror battle for the enforcement of the Aceh Flag as a message of defiance to the status quo legal system. In accordance with the findings of the research, the Government Regulation No. 77 of 2007 specifies the standards for the forbidden forms of flags, with the crescent moon flag being outlawed. In addition, the Aceh Qanun No. 3 of 2013, which incorporated one of the flag's designs, a white crescent, enabled Aceh to design its own flag based on the Qanun. The use of the term crescent moon in Government Regulation No. 77 of 2007 and Aceh Qanun No. 3 of 2013 creates legal uncertainty as to whether or not the flags regulated in the Qanun comply with statutory regulations. Even though the Aceh Qanun No. 3 of 2013 has not been constitutionally revoked or annulled, this does not mean that the shape of the flag does not fundamentally conflict with the Government Regulation No.77 of 2007.

Keywords: Political Law, Conflict Terror, Aceh Flag, Quo Vadis

Pages: 77-80

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