40 students of the Yogyakarta State University (UNY) and 40 students of the Riau Islamic University (UIR) visited the Constitutional Court to learn about the Constitution and the Procedural Law of the Constitutional Court (10/5). They were received by the Constitutional Court Justice Prof. Abdul Mukthie Fadjar, S.H., M.S. and Expert Staff Dr. Zen Zanibar at the hall of the Constitutioal Court Floor IV.

Mukthie Fadjar commenced his lecture by explaining that the Constitutional Court is a product of the national reforms which was launched in 1998 expecting improvement in all sectors and all fundamental levels. ”One of the products is the third amendment to the 1945 Constitution which stipulates the establishment of the Constitutional Court,” explained the Professor of the Brawijaya University

Furthermore, Mukthie explained that the Constitutional Court is granted the authorities to guard and uphold the constitution with four authorities and one obligation as set forth in Article 24C of the 1945 Constitution, namely among other things, to hear cases at the first and final level the decisions of which are final, in conducting judicial review of laws against the Constitution, to decide upon disputes concerning the authorities of state institutions whose authorities are granted by the Constitution, to decide on the dissolution of political parties, and to decide upon disputes concerning the results of general elections, and to pass decisions on the opinion of the People’s Legislative Assembly concerning alleged violations by the President and/or the Vice President in accordance with the Constitution. “With those authorities, the Constitutional Court becomes one of the state institutions exercising judicial power in addition to the Supreme Court,” he added. (Wiwik Budi Wasito) 

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