Students of Bandung Law Institute Visit Constitutional Court

Expert assistant to constitutional justice Ananthia Ayu Devitasari delivering a presentation to students of STH Bandung, Tuesday (11/14/2023). Photo by MKRI/Bayu.

JAKARTA (MKRI) — A total of 121 students from the Bandung Law Institute visited the Constitutional Court (MK) on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. The 5th and 7th semester students, who were attending the Legislative Design lecture, were warmly received by librarian Hanindyo and expert assistant to constitutional justice Ananthia Ayu Devitasari at the Constitution History Center (Puskon).

Through her presentation on “The Development of the Constitutional Court’s Procedural Laws,” Ayu invited the students to discuss how the Constitutional Court exercises its authority in guarding the Constitution and democracy for Indonesian citizens. She revealed that in the first era of its establishment in 2003, the Constitutional Court could only review the provisions of laws that were established after the Constitutional Court was established. Then Indonesian constitutional law developed and the Constitutional Court could also review laws that had existed before it was established. Citizens petitioned many norms to the Court. Ayu also explained more about judicial review hearings and how the Constitutional Court protects the constitutional rights of citizens in its decisions.

Dynamics of Constitutional Court's Role

Next, Ayu introduced the Court’s self-development efforts as a constitutional judicial institution. The Constitutional Court is not only present for justice seekers in the country, but also in international legal discussion forums. To be more concrete, it also hosts and conducts state visits to expand understanding of legal developments in various countries in the world.

Domestically, the Constitutional Court cooperates with universities to learn about how the law lives as the needs for justice are developing. Ayu also explained that the Constitutional Court also promotes the Constitution in people’s lives through constitution villages.

“As a concrete manifestation of the independent campus, the Constitutional Court through its constitutional justices and employees began several years ago to cultivate writing and publishing papers into books. In 2023, entering its 20th year, it will soon launch law books that can become references for legal practitioners, law students, and law observers,” Ayu said.

Author       : Sri Pujianti
Editor        : Nur R.
Translator  : Tahlitha Laela/Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)

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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