|UII Continues its Collaboration with Indonesian Constitutional Court|
|Wednesday, 18 January 2012|
Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) along with Gajah Mada University and Andalas University, represented 75 Universities from both state and private universities to sign partnership agreement with Constitutional Court Republic of Indonesia (MK), at Ballroom Hotel Sahid, Jakarta, on Tuesday (1/17). The objective of the collaboration was that universities in Indonesia can participate in giving second opinion and contribution into Constitutional Court. Besides, the Universities opinion toward Constitutional Court adjudications was judged to be important as well. Representing UII, the signing was conducted by UII Rector, Prof. Dr. Edy Suandi Hamid, M.Ec., who was also accompanied by the Faculty of Law dean, Dr. Rusli Muhammad SH., MH.
Prof Edy Suandi said that, UII has collaborated with Constitutional Court in the fields of research collaboration, constitution journal, constitution talk, and socialization program concerning the importance of social constitution consciousness in media. The cooperation with Constitutional Court expected to give valuable benefits, both for UII and for Center for Constitutional Studies (PSHK). PSHK is UII active center which concerns in responding the development of constitution in Indonesia. Besides, UII law department also has Established collaboration with international institution such as Hanns Seidel Foundation.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Constitutional Court, Prof. Mahfud MD, uttered that the cooperation was not limited on trial case. Moreover, the partnership would also conduct on academic field concerning on learning material in University. He also hoped that this cooperation can improve Constitutional Court performance and give surveillance in order to keep Constitutional Court on the right track. "Constitutional Court will institutionally and continually collaborate along with higher education institutions, especially with their Faculty of Law."Prof. Mahfud mentioned before the signing.
According to Prof. Mahfud who is Professor of Faculty of Law UII, Constitutional Consciousness is one of the important points in establishing state implementation. Prof. Mahfud admitted that the new amendment of Indonesian constitution, which was the result of reformation, emerged from various Universities who contribute their idea. Thus, cooperating with University was felt to be strategic plan. In addition, General Secretary of Constitutional Court, Janedjri M. Gaffar, mentioned that Constitutional Court has established cooperation with various Universities in Indonesia in order to implement the program for civilizing constitution as well as to improve the quality of education in Indonesia. Constitutional Court and Universities are responsible in promoting the constitution consciousness to establish state implementation.