Adat Court in Aceh, Indonesia: a Review of Law

  • Teuku Muttaqin Mansur Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia
  • Sulaiman Sulaiman Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia
  • Hasbi Ali Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia


This article aims to find out the legal position, authority, and structure of adat(customary) court in Aceh. This study used juridical methods. Data were obtained through literacy studies by examining such as the rule of laws, books, and journals. Data were analyzed using a qualitative descriptive approach. The results of the study showed that adat court in Aceh has a significant position in the legislative system. The authority of the adat court in Aceh is able to resolve small disputes that occur in society. The structure of adat court in Aceh is divided into land and sea areas. Adat court in the land territory consists of the village and the mukim adat court, and the sea territory consists of lhok and district adat court.

May 30, 2020
How to Cite
MANSUR, Teuku Muttaqin; SULAIMAN, Sulaiman; ALI, Hasbi. Adat Court in Aceh, Indonesia: a Review of Law. Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 423-442, may 2020. ISSN 2443-2067. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2020. doi: