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Jakarta Post

Judicial Commission calls for suggestions for vacant justice posts

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 8, 2017   /  10:08 pm
Judicial Commission calls for suggestions for vacant justice posts Supreme Court Chief Justice Hatta Ali (center) speaks to his deputy, M. Syarifuddin (left), during the selection process of the court's chief justice in Jakarta on Feb. 14. Hatta was reappointed as the court's chief justice for the 2017-2022 period. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The Judicial Commission (KY) has called on all Indonesians to submit their suggestions for candidates for the Supreme Court’s vacant justice posts.

Citing a letter from the court's deputy chief justice for non-judicial affairs, dated Feb. 8, the commission's spokesperson Farid Wajdi said the court needed six justices to fill the vacant spots in its five judiciary chambers.  

These comprise one justice for the criminal court, two justices for the civil case court, one justice for the religious court, one justice for the military court and one justice with expertise on taxation laws for the state administrative court.

“Based on the results of the commission’s plenary meeting on Feb. 27, the Judicial Commission will provide an opportunity for the Supreme Court, the government and all of society to propose candidates they deem fit with requirements to attend the selection of court justices in 2017,” said Farid as quoted by on Wednesday.

He said the proposal submission process would be open for 15 days from March 8 to March 29. Candidate requirements had been posted on the commission’s official website, he went on.

Farid said the proposals could be either handed over directly to the Supreme Court justice selection committee at the commission or sent by mail to the commission’s office on Jl. Kramat Raya No.57, Central Jakarta, by 4 p.m. on March 29 at the latest.

“In searching for the six justices, the commission highlights the importance of capacity and integrity of the candidates. These two aspects are important because the justice profession is a noble one and plays an important role in creating a clean and great judiciary,” said Farid. (dis/ebf)