House of Representatives’ Decision can Harm Judicial Independence
The sudden decision to replace Constitutional Court Justice Aswanto with Constitutional Court secretary-general Guntur Hamzah has been criticized for being arbitrary and harming the independence of the judiciary.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS - The House of Representatives has decided not to extend the term of constitutional judge Aswanto, who is also the Constitutional Court’s chief justice. The sudden decision to replace Aswanto has been criticized for being arbitrary and harming the independence of the judiciary.
The decision to replace Aswanto was conveyed at the 7th House of Representatives plenary meeting of 2022-2023 on Thursday (29/9/2022). “We will not extend the term of the constitutional judge who was proposed by the House, namely Aswanto, and [instead] appoint Guntur Hamzah as a constitutional judge from the House,” said House Deputy Speaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad.