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Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia
Mahkamah Agung
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Insignia of the Supreme Court
Established 18 August 1945 (1945-08-18)
Country  Indonesia
Location Jalan Medan Merdeka Utara No. 9-13 Jakarta 10110
Composition method Nominated by the Judicial Commission with People's Representative Council confirmation and Presidential appointment.
Authorized by Constitution of Indonesia
Number of positions Max. 60
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indonesia
Currently Muhammad Syarifuddin
Since 30 April 2020 (2020-04-30)

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Mahkamah Agung Republik Indonesia) is the independent judicial branch of the country. It keeps a system of courts and sits above the other courts and is the final court of appeal. It can also re-examine cases if new evidence emerges.

The Supreme Court is independent as of the third amendment to the Constitution of Indonesia. The Supreme Court is in charge over the high courts (Pengadilan Tinggi) and district courts (Pengadilan Negeri). There are about 68 high courts: 31 General Courts, 29 Religious Courts, 4 Administrative Courts and 4 Military Courts.

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