Constitutional Justice Arief Hidayat visiting the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday (9/5/2023). Photo by MKRI.
TOKYO (MKRI) — The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia (MKRI) has the noble duty to resolve many state issues, such as those regarding marriage, employment, and natural resources, said Constitutional Justice Arief Hidayat before the Deputy Ambassador of Indonesia to Japan John Tjahjanto Boestami and staff of the Embassy (KBRI) in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, September 6, 2023.
A meeting between the MKRI delegation and KBRI of Tokyo took place at the main meeting room at the KBRI’s headquarters at 10:00 morning local time. During the meeting, both discussed the MKRI’s authority and its role in global jurisdictions forums.
Justice Arief began his remarks by explaining the MKRI’s authority and its expansive role in resolving many issues in the nation. He explained several Constitutional Court decisions on judicial review of laws against the Constitution, on authority disputes between state institutions, and general and regional election results disputes.
He also explained that in order to exercise the authority granted by the 1945 Constitution, the constitutional justices must prove themselves to be statesmen. “In order to resolve many state issues in practicing the legal system in Indonesia, the constitutional justices must have clear conscience to provide justice in the name of God Almighty,” he added.
Next, Justice Arief explained the MKRI’s international contributions in the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ), the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC), and the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdiction of Islamic World (CCJ-I). He also specifically revealed the results of a judicial dialog with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan the day before, such as the possibility for the exchange of decisions and sharing of experience, synergy between the two courts on capacity building, the MKRI’s wish to invite the Supreme Court of Japan into events hosted by the AACC—as the MKRI is one of its permanent secretariats.
In response to the remarks, Deputy Ambassador Boestami expressed his gratitude to the MKRI for supporting the bilateral relations between Indonesia and Japan in the judicial aspect. He said that Indonesia’s Pancasila diplomacy is not only practiced by the diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but also by other ministries and agencies, including the MKRI. “I believe our diplomatic channels are not only single-track, but also multitrack and support one another,” he said.
Author : NL
Editor : Lulu Anjarsari P.
Translator : Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)
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