Characteristics of Constitutional Court Procedural Law According to Its Authority

Expert Assistant to Constitutional Justice Bisariyadi receiving a visit from Law Faculty students of the University of Indonesia and delivering a lecture on Constitutional Court Procedural Law in the Auditorium, 1st Floor of Building 1 of the Constitutional Court, on Thursday (7/4/2024). Photo by MKRI/Panji.

JAKARTA (MKRI) - Law students from the University of Indonesia attended a lecture on the Constitutional Court’s procedural law delivered by Expert Assistant to Constitutional Justice Bisariyadi in the Auditorium, 1st Floor of Building 1 of the Constitutional Court, on Thursday, July 4, 2024. Accompanied by Titi Anggraini and several other lecturers, the 55 visiting students were invited to understand the unique and specific procedural law concepts of the Constitutional Court according to its authority.

Bisariyadi explained that the Constitutional Court's authority to review laws can be divided into formal and material reviews. Additionally, the Constitutional Court has specific time limits for resolving disputes over the results of presidential and legislative elections.

"This means that each exercise of the Constitutional Court's authority has its own procedural law characteristics," said Bisariyadi.

To concretize the discussion, Bisariyadi invited the students to delve into the constitutional rights of citizens as enshrined in the constitution. In the context of law reviews in the Constitutional Court, many parties still do not understand the implications of violating these constitutional rights. Bisariyadi emphasized that these students, who will become legal experts, will eventually practice defending justice seekers.

"Therefore, it's necessary to hone legal skills for critical thinking and the ability to write petitions to better understand the Constitutional Court's procedural law," Bisariyadi added.

After discussing the Constitutional Court's procedural law, the students volunteered to attend a direct judicial review session in the Plenary Courtroom, Building 1 of the Constitutional Court. This was chosen due to students' enthusiasm for learning and gaining direct insights into the Constitutional Court's procedural law from the justices during the hearing.

The students attended the hearing session in Case No. 87/PUU-XXI/2023, which involved the judicial review of Law Number 30 of 2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission and Law No. 8 of 1981 on the Criminal Procedure Code. The students attentively followed the session, which included testimonies from the Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), additional statements from the Indonesian Prosecutors Association (PJI), and expert testimonies.

Author            : Sri Pujianti
Editor             : N. Rosi
Translators     : Intana Selvira Fauzi/Rizky Kurnia Chaesario (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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