Liputan Berita: “Kebekuan Hukum”


KEBEKUAN HUKUM

JAKARTA – Pemberlakuan mekanisme pengaduan konstitusi atau constitutional complaint di Mahkamah Konstitusi dinilai bisa menjamin hak asasi manusia. Warga negara atau kelompok yang dilanggar haknya yang selama ini tidak bisa menuntut karena terhalang prosedur perundang-undangan, dapat menuntut melalui mekanisme tersebut.

Demikian dikatakan Wakil Ketua Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia (Komnas HAM) Ridha Saleh, Peneliti dari Institute of Indonesian Law and Governance Development (IILGD), Pan Mohamad Faiz, dan pakar hukum tata negara dari Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), Surakarta, Isharyanto, ketika dihubungi Koran Jakarta, Rabu (27/1). Mereka mengatakan hal itu menanggapi rencana Komisi III DPR yang akan mempertimbangkan memberikan kewenangan mengadili pengaduan konstitusi kepada Mahkamah Konstitusi (MK).

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Tanggapan Diskusi Online (1): IndoBlawgger


Berikut merupakan tanggapan saya atas diskusi yang sedang berkembang dalam Milis Blogger Hukum Indonesia (indoblawgger) terhadap Putusan Pengujian KUHP terhadap UUD 1945 dalam kaitannya tindak pidana penghinaan. Semoga tanggapan ini dapat menjadi bahan diskusi lebih lanjut pada pengamat, pakar dan mahasiswa hukum dimana pun berada.

PENANGGAP I, Sdr. ANGGARA (KUASA HUKUM PEMOHON):

Jumat, 15 Agustus 2008, Mahkamah Konstitusi telah menyatakan bahwa tindak pidana penghinaan dalam KUHP tidak bertentangan dengan UUD 1945 begitu pula pidana penjara juga dinyatakan tidak bertentangan dengan UUD 1945. Selain itu pula Pejabat Negara memiliki reputasi dan kehormatan.

Putusan MK tersebut saya pandang, sebuah hadiah memilukan bagi Hari Ulang Tahun Kemerdekaan Indonesia. Mahkamah ternyata lebih memikirkan perlindungan pribadi tanpa memikirkan kepentingan umum yang lebih luas. Terlepas dari itu semua, saya memiliki beberapa catatan tentang putusan yang dalam pandangan saya tidak bijak tersebut

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Human Rights Protection and Constitutional Review in Indonesia


HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW:
A Basic Foundation of Sustainable Development in Indonesia
By:
Pan Mohamad Faiz *
(The paper has been presented at Indonesian Students Scientific Meeting 2008
13-15 May 2008 in Delft, The Netherlands and the Presenter awarded as the Best Oralist Presentation (Lecture) at the Conference)

Abstract:

Many people strongly believe that rising the challenge of sustainable development can help the country go forward in a better direction. One of the best approaches for promoting the sustainable development of Indonesia can be viewed from the perspective of human rights protection of the people. Basically, sustainable development encompasses three pillars based on environmental, economic, and social values that are interdependent and that mutually reinforce human rights. Moreover between sustainable development and human rights there is an inseparable relationship and a respect for human rights that has been recognized as a prerequisite for development. In this context, the current paper seeks to present an integrated conception and the relationship between these two formations. The paper also presents the measures of human rights protection, particularly constitutional review mechanism before the Court as the newest instrument established after the amendment of 1945 Constitution.

Index Term: Constitutional Complaint, Constitutional Review, Human Rights, Indonesia, Sustainable Development
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Constitution and Sustainable Development


CONSTITUTIONAL APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT
Pan Mohamad Faiz, New Delhi

Note: This article was published in The Jakarta Post [18/02/2008]

According to the Human Development Report 2007, launched by the United Nation Development Program, the Human Development Index (HDI) for Indonesia is 0.728, giving the country a ranking of 107th out of 177 countries, and 7th among the Southeast Asian countries.

The most significant reason for this situation is the drawbacks caused by sustainable development in Indonesia. Some people strongly believe that raising the challenge of sustainable development can help the Indonesian policy debate go forward in a better direction.

At the heart of the problem is how to deal with promoting the sustainable development of Indonesia. One of the best approaches can be viewed from the perspective of human rights protection for the people.

Basically, sustainable development encompasses three pillars based on environmental, economic, and social values that are interdependent and mutually reinforce human rights. Between sustainable development and human rights there is an inseparable relationship and a respect for human rights that has been recognized as a prerequisite for development.