It Is Not Easy to Find a Replacement for Constitutional Justice Maria Farida

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, March 14 2018 - 15:00 IWST

Hakim Konstitisi Maria Farida (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
Hakim Konstitisi Maria Farida (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - A number of preparations made by the related government soon ended his term of Constitutional Justice Marua Farida. President Jokowi will form a selection committee (pansel) to recruit candidate substitute Constitutional Justice Maria Farida.

"Whoever will be appointed will be through the pansel," said Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung at the Presidential Palace Complex Jakarta, Tuesday (13/3/2018).

He mentioned the President will use the usual mechanism is done because it must be orderly and "out of conduct" it can be accounted for.

When asked when a Pansel would be formed, Pramono said it would be formed as needed.

Before Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Arief Hidayat met President Joko Widodo to ask for a replacement for Constitutional Justice Maria Farida who will be terminated in August 2018, immediately sought.

"On this occasion the end of his tenure is Prof. Maria who runs out in August 2018. The coincidence of ending together with us to organize pilkada, means there must be a dispute election into the Constitutional Court, therefore we ask the attention of the President because Prof. Mary comes from the President's proposal then we expect to be filled with the right time limits so that we do not have a vacuum of judges and remain even 9 people, " said Arief in the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday.

Arief came along with Deputy Chief Justice Anwar Usman and Secretary General of the Constitutional Court M Guntur Hamzah.

The term of office of constitutional justices provided for in Article 22 of Law Number 8 Year 2011 concerning the Constitutional Court shall remain for five years, and may be re-elected only for one subsequent term of office. Maria Farida has been a Constitutional Court Justice for two periods namely 2008-2013 and 2013-2018.

Based on Article 19 of the Constitutional Court Law, the nomination of constitutional judges must fulfill the transparent and participative principles proposed by each competent institution, namely the President, the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court.

"According to the law, 6 months before the term of office of the Constitutional Court, the Constitutional Court must institutionally submit a letter to the judge of the Constitutional Court," said Arief.

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