|FH UII Discussion: Present Constitutional Court Justices|
|Tuesday, 31 January 2012|
The urgency of democracy as the real action of democracy process that has been established during this time was the participation and Indonesian citizen’s role in conducting several public interests. If compared with previous period, Indonesia today was very different. At present, Indonesia is implementing democracy system. Thus, in practicing democracy process that meet the legal corridor, it is necessary to establish an institution that best safeguard democracy in Indonesia. “As long as I know, Constitutional Court as a Legislative Institution in Indonesia always becomes guardian of Indonesian democracy”. This statement was revealed by UII Vice Rector I, Nandang Sutrisno, SH.,M.H.,L.LM.,Ph.D while opening discussion meeting This event which was conducted by UII Law Faculty in cooperation with Republic of Indonesia Constitutional Court held at Auditorium, Faculty of Law Post Graduate Building, UII Cik Di Tiro campus on Monday (01/30).
Nandang Sutrisno also added that After 13 years, democracy in Indonesia seems to be failed. It can be seen from the phenomenon in our society that today’s society often breaks the law while uttering their aspirations. “Meanwhile, in the case of Indonesian political leader election process, some parties ignore Indonesian law. They spend money to help political candidates win election.” He emphasized.
This event also presented Indonesian Constitutional Court Justices namely Dr. Fadlil Sumadi, SH.,M.Hum, Dr. Anwar Usman, SH.,M.H, Dr. Akil Muhtar, SH.,M.H, and Dr. Harjono, M.C.L. Also attended in this discussion meeting were academic practitioners, the member of Centre for Legal Study, and members of student organization. Opening this event, the moderator, Anang Zubaidy, SH mentioned Indonesian Constitutional Court as an constitutional institution always keep the harmonization between democracy system and Indonesian law. This discussion expected to construct recommendations in enhancing the role of Constitutional Court someday.
Dr, Fadlil Sumadi, stated that the existence of Indonesian Constitutional Court purposed to protect citizen rights which are stated in State Constitution. Thus, in deciding the policy, Indonesian Constitutional Court put the priority on providing a justice for public interest. According to Dr. Akil Mochtar check and balances system is needed in practicing democracy and amending Indonesian constitution. He expected that the pattern of institution can equally work and there is no quarrel emerged among other institutions.