MKRI Receives Extended Term of AACC's President

12 August 2016

Third congress of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC) was officially closed by Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia (MKRI) Arief Hidayat, on Friday (12/8), in Nusa Dua, Bali.

Arief, who concurrently served as the Association’s President, said a series of Congress event and Board of Member Meeting has resulted on excellent decisions, among others was decision on giving mandate of one year extended term to the MKRI.

“AACC’s Board of Members has agreed to give mandate to the MKRI to extend AACC presidential term for one year until Malaysia ready to serve in next year,” said Arief.

Other decision is agreement of AACC permanent secretariat. Two main locations of the secretariat are in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia for coordination secretariat and in Seoul, Republic of Korea for research secretariat. Moreover, Turkey will also in charge of education and training division.

AACC’s Board of Members also agreed to use Russian language as second working language which will be used in AACC official events, while English is still used as correspondence and documents language. Board of Members formulated Bali Declaration which contained AACC’s stance on citizen’s constitutional rights and democracy development, as well as summary of congress results from AACC member countries and Europe and Africa representatives.

The congress was held in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. The main theme of the Congress was “The Promotion and Protection of Citizen’s Constitutional Rights” following with three sub-themes; “Mechanisme for Promotion and Protection of Citizens Constitutional Right: Different Perspective from Countries”, “The Role of Constitutional Court and Equivalent Institutions in Promoting and Protecting Citizens Constitutional Rights through Their Landmark Decisions”, and “Current Challenges and Futures Direction for Strengthening Promotion and Protection of Citizens Constitutional Rights”. (ilham/lul/pan)