Friday (28/11) will be the last day for Jimly Asshiddiqie serves the Constitutional Court as a Justice. For that, on Thursday (27/11), Jimly held a press gathering at the Constitusional Court as a bid of farewell. “Effectively starting from December first, I am not a (Constitutional) Justice anymore,” announced Jimly.

From December 2008 and on, his status would return to a civil servant, a Lecturer in Law Faculty of University of Indonesia. “Therefore, I say farewell to fellow reporters and journalists,” said the Professor in Constitutional Law.

In his last working day (Friday, 28/11), Jimly would still have the chance to participate in Justice Deliberation Meeting. “I think, the last case I am still contributing in making the decision is the East Java Election case,” he mentioned.

On the following Tuesday (2/12) Jimly would not join the trial for decision announcement for East Java Election case, Jimly expected, “that (the decision) will be my last history record as a justice in the Constitutional Court in which I make my contribution in the decision for East Java Election case.”

After leaving his present position, Jimly was still willing to communicate with the press. “After this, I will be more free (in expressing his idea),” he revealed.

Besides that, even though he was no longer a  Constitutional Justice, Jimly would still be with the Constitutional Court for the socialization program. “I am not going anywhere. I am still a part of this Court. I am just not an official Justice,” he pointed out.

Within five years under his leadership, the Constitutional Court, among others, had been successful in building cooperation for constitutional study with 56 Universities throughout Indonesia. Besides that, the Constitutional Court had also managed to build cooperation with 16 countries having Constitutional Courts or similar institution.

Jimly resignation was submitted in October 6, 2008, however, it was put into effect at the end of  November 2008. (Wiwik Budi Wasito)

Photo: Doc. MK PR/Andhini SF

Translated by Yogi Djatnika / MK

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