MKRI Upholds Rule of Law with Constitutional Courts of Kazakhstan and Algeria
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JAKARTA (MKRI) The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia (MKRI) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Constitutional Court of Kazakhstan and the Constitutional Court of Algeria, represented by Chief Justice Anwar Usman of the MKRI, Chief Justice Elvira Azimova of the Constitutional Court of Kazakhstan, and President Omar Belhadj of the Constitutional Court of Algeria on Thursday, August 10, 2023 in Jakarta.

When meeting with Chief Justice Azimova, Chief Justice Anwar congratulated her on her election as chief constitutional justice. He added that in the spirit of solidarity, the MKRI would sign a memorandum of understanding with the Constitutional Court of Kazakhstan.

“This opportunity is a great moment for the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia to build closer and more intensive relations with the Constitutional Court of Kazakhstan. This MoU is not the conclusion of the relationship between the two institutions, but the beginning of a new chapter of cooperation that we will foster. We can start with intellectual and practical activities, such as exchanging ideas, practices, and experiences in deciding constitutional cases related to the basic rights of citizens, as well as other important matters that can be discussed in the future,” he explained.

In response, Chief Justice Azimova hoped that the MKRI could also develop cooperation with Central Asian constitutional jurisdictions after strengthening relations between those in Asia and Africa through the International Chief Justice Forum (ICJF). She added that she was looking forward to working with the MKRI because the Constitutional Court of Kazakhstan had just transformed from a constitutional council. “I want to encourage the MKRI to develop relations with Central Asia. Moreover, Indonesia was elected to the Human Rights Council at the UN. We, being a country that had wars and then enjoyed peace, also want to share our experiences,” she said.

Previously, the MKRI also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Constitutional Court of Algeria, represented by Chief Justice Anwar Usman and President Omar Belhaj. Both of them hoped to synergize in future cooperation endeavors.

The MoU between the MKRI and the Constitutional Courts of Kazakhstan and Algeria is aimed at improving and strengthening cooperation and exchange of information between the parties, establishing mutually beneficial collaboration in protecting human rights, promoting democracy, and upholding the rule of law in the respective states. The scope of cooperation between the two will include mutual exchange of information and best practices in the field of constitutional justice; exchange of laws adopted by the Parties within their competencies and other means of legal character; institutional capacity building through mutual visits, employee exchange program, internships, professional courses, trainings, and joint research; as well as mutual support on organization of conferences, congress, seminars and/or other activities on judicial and legal issues; and other forms of cooperation as mutually agreed by both parties.

Author       : Lulu Anjarsari P.
Editor        : Tiara Agustina
Translator  : Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)

Disclaimer: The original version of the news is in Indonesian. In case of any differences between the English and the Indonesian versions, the Indonesian version will prevail.


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August 10th, 2023 | 23:46:53 WIB