Court Initiates Collaboration with the University of Queensland

BRISBANE (MKRI) — On Tuesday, November 14, 2023 the delegation of the Constitutional Court (MK), led by Secretary-General Heru Setiawan, visited TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland (UQ Law School) Professor Ann Black in Brisbane, Australia. Heru conveyed the purpose of the delegation visit, which was to explore cooperation with UQ Law School, especially in improving the Court’s employees’ academic capacity and experience. In response, Prof. Black expressed her willingness to facilitate so that the collaboration ideas could be followed up immediately.

Furthermore, Heru said that improving the employees’ capacity is necessary in order to provide more optimal support to the constitutional justices. It is aimed at manifesting the Court’s strategic plans, to improve the quality of decisions, which will ultimately lead to improved protection of the citizens’ constitutional rights.

After the meeting, Prof. Black, who is also the program manager of the Indonesian Law Program at UQ Law School, invited the delegation to see the rooms and facilities at the University of Queensland, including libraries, lecture halls, teaching rooms, and other public facilities.

UQ Law School, founded in 1936, occupies one of the main blocks of the rectangular main building that is the center of its activities. The building has a large open lawn in the center called the Great Court. Outside the main building are various faculties and student facilities, such as a football field, swimming pool, stores, theater, student cafeteria, places of worship, and so on.

Discussion with Indonesian Students

After completing the meeting with Prof. Black, in one of the lecture halls, the delegation—which consisted of Secretary-General Heru Setiawan, Pan Mohamad Faiz Kusuma Wijaya, Mardian Wibowo, and Donny Yuniarto—held a discussion with Indonesian students who are studying at UQ who are members of the University of Queensland Indonesian Students Association (UQISA). UQISA president Fahrul Risky and around 30 other students were very enthusiastic in asking about various recent developments regarding the Constitutional Court’s authority and the preparations for the 2024 Election.

The students had a lot of hopes for the Court related to the protection of constitutional rights. They also hoped that the problems being faced by the Court would be resolved soon and it can return to its best condition. The same thing had also been conveyed by Leonardo, president of the Indonesian Students Association of Griffith University (ISAGU) and ISAGU representative Danisa when the delegation held a discussion the day before on Monday, November 13 at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland.

After a short visit to Brisbane, the delegation is scheduled to travel to Canberra to initiate cooperation with the High Court of Australia and explore tripartite cooperation with Sydney Law School.

Author       : Mardian Wibowo/PMF
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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