History

The history of the establishment of the Indonesian Constitutional Court started with the adoption of the constitutional Court in the amendment of constitution conducted by the People’s Consultative Assembly in 2001 as formulated in the Provision of Article 24 Paragraph (2), Article 24C, and Article 7B as the result of the Third Amendment 1945 Constitution which has been validated in November 9th, 2001. The establishment of Indonesian Constitutional Court is one of the evolution in law reflection and modern state that emerged in 20th century.

In order to affirm the establisment of the Indonesian Constitutional Court After the Third Amendment 1945 Constitution validated in November 9th, 2001, the People’s Consultative Assembly assign the Supreme Court to run a role as the Constitutional Court tentatively as formulated in the Provision of Article 3 Transitional Rules of the 1945 Constitution resulting from the Fourth Amendment. The House of the Representative and the government moreover made a draft law pertaining the Constitutional Court. Through in-depth conversation, The House of the Representative and the government fall in line law Number 24 Year 2003 concerning the Constitutional Court, validated by the president on August 13th, 2003 (State Gazette Number 98 and Additional State Gazette Number 4916).

On August 15th 2003, for the first time the president with his Decree number 147/M 2003 select the Justice from the Government side continued with the oath of office from the justices at the presidential palace on August 16th 2003. The story of MK journey continue with the handover cases from the Supreme Court to the Constitutional Court on October 15th, 2003 which marked the operation of the Indonesian Constitutional Court as one of the judicial branch according to the 1945 Constitution Provision.

 

 

Constitutional Court Building Pilars Represent The Number of Justice