UGM Graduate Student Does Not Revise Petition on North Sulawesi Law

Imanuel Mahole as the Petitioner following the material judicial review hearing of Law No. 5 of 2022 on North Sulawesi Province virtually, Wednesday (6/22/2022). Photo by Humas MK/Ifa.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 13:33 WIB

JAKARTA, Public Relations—Imanuel Mahole, a graduate student of Business Law and Constitutional Law with a minor in Constitutional Law at the Law Faculty of Gadjah Mada University (UGM), emphasized that he would not revise his material judicial review petition against Law No. 5 of 2022 on North Sulawesi Province. He made the statement before the Court virtually from Talaud Islands, North Sulawesi at the second hearing of case No. 63/PUU-XX/2022 that the Constitutional Court (MK) held on Wednesday afternoon, June 22, 2022. Before the panel chaired by Constitutional Justice Daniel Yusmic P. Foekh, he stated that he would go forward with the petition at the next hearing.

“Very well. The justice panel will report the petition that you filed to the justice deliberation meeting and the results will be informed to you through the Registrar’s Office. That concludes today’s hearing,” said Constitutional Justice Daniel Yusmic P. Foekh alongside Constitutional Justices Saldi Isra and Manahan M. P. Sitompul.

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The Petitioner had argued that in class on Judicial Review of Legislation, had been introduced to the formal and material judicial review of laws. He alleged that the enactment of Law No. 5 of 2022 on North Sulawesi Province had restricted his right to sufficient education and legal certainty because his instructor had taught him that lawmaking started from the Prolegnas (national legislative program) and must comply with lawmaking principles.

He asserted that Law No. 5 of 2022 had been promulgated without having gone through the Prolegnas, either the Prolegnas of 2020-2024 or the Amended Priority Prolegnas of 2021 or the Priority Prolegnas of 2022, despite legislators should have complied with the statutory provisions on lawmaking. In the petitum, he requested that the Court grant his petition and that the Court declare the a quo law not complying with lawmaking provisions based on the 1945 Constitution.

Writer    : Nano Tresna Arfana
Editor   : Lulu Anjarsari P.
PR        : Raisa Ayudhita
Translator: Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)

Translation uploaded on 6/23/2022 14:39 WIB

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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