âDina Pasal 51 Ayat (1) Undang-Undang Nomor 24 Tahun 2004 ngenaan Mahkamah Konstitusi, disebatkan yen perorangan warga negara Indonesia, kesatuan masyarakat hukum adat sapanjang anu hirup jeung sasuai sareng parkembangan masyarakat jeung prinsip Nagara Kasatuan Republik Indonesia, badan hukum publik atawa privat jeung lembaga negara ngabogaan hak jeung kawenangan konstitusional, lamun hak konstitusionalna dirugikeun ku ayana undang-undang anu di sahkeun ku Pamarentahâ
The statement was made by Constitutional Justice Let. Gen (Ret.) H. Achmad Roestandi, SH., in Sundanese during a Colloqium between Constitutional Justice and members and staff of the Secretariat of the General Election Commission of Tasikmalaya Regency as well as staff of Regional Administrative Work Unit (SKPD) and Villages in Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java, on Friday, July 20, 2007.
According to Roestandi, any matter related to the constitutional rights of individual Indonesian citizens, customary law communities, public or private legal entities and state institutions, especially those arising as a consequence of the enforcement of a law, may be filed to the Constitutional Court for a judicial review if the law is deemed contradictory to the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia.
Roestandi also added that the Constitutional Court as one of the holders of independent judicial powers does not only have the authority to conduct judicial review on laws against the Constitution, but also the authority to decide upon disputes on the authorities of state institutions whose authorities are granted by the Constitution, the dissolution of political parties, disputes on the results of general elections and it also have the obligation to provide a decision on the opinion of the Parliament about alleged violation committed by the President and/or Vice President according to the Constitution.
The man who was born in Banjaran, Bandung also said that the Constitutional Court has nine constitutional justices appointed by the President and who were nominated by the Supreme Court, the Parliament and the President, respectively 3 justices. Their term of service is for five years and they may be reappointed for another term of service.
The Colloqium was held at the Hall of Tasikmalaya Regency and attended by 400 participants comprising mebers and staff of the Secretariat of the General Election ommission of Tasikmalaya Regency and staff of Regional Administrative Work Units and Villages in Tasikmalaya Regency, government, police and military officials in Tasikmalaya Regency, members of the Local Peopleâs Legislative Council as well as opinion leaders in Tasikmalaya Regency.
In addition to the Colloqium between Constitutional Justice and members and staff of the Secretariat of the General Election Commission of Tasikmalaya Regency as well as staff of Regional Administrative Work Unit (SKPD) and Villages in Tasikmalaya Regency, the Constitutional Justice Let. Gen. (Ret.) H. Achmad Roestandi, SH., held another colloqium on the same day with students and professors of Siliwangi University (UNSIL) Tasikmalaya.
On the following day, Constitutional Justice Let. Gen. (Ret.) H. Achmad Roestandi, SH., held another colloqium with students and professors of STISIP Bina Putera, in Banjar City, government, police and military officials as well as opinion leaders in Banjar City. He also had the opportunity to meet and hold a colloqium with the director and students of Fathiyyah Al-Idrisiyyah Islamic Boarding School, in Pageuningan, Tasikmalaya Regency. (Hani Adhani)