A Brief Note on Law Development in Batavia

When the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company or VOC) came to Indonesia in 1596, the Dutch found out that there were already existing small kingdoms (kerajaan or kesultanan)  with their own law and order. While being different, the Dutch did not  eliminate and disregard such law and order. Instead, there were two applicable…