Participants of SAKsi Ready to Monitor Judges in West Kalimantan

School of Anti-Corruption which was led by the Legal Expert Staff of Gemawan, Sri Haryanti, who is Head of the SAKsi School with her daily nickname Anti, continued the training agenda with the participants of study class held at the Office of Swandiri Institute, at 19.00-21.00 WIB, Thursday/September 22, 2016.

The agenda which was continued with Monitoring Judges and Encouraging Clean Judiciary material, was facilitated by guest speaker, Budi Darmawan, from the Liaison of Judicial Commission of West Kalimantan (PKY).

According to Budi Darmawan, the judicial commission in the post New Order (Orba), KY was still under the position of Judges, even the space for KY was also narrowed by the Judges. After the Law Reform, the authority of KY was revised that KY has the authority position above the Judges in supervising and monitoring judges both from the trial process and the judge’s personality.

Some of the things related to the objectives of KY, Budi continued, are firstly, to support the realization of an independent judicial power to uphold law and justice, secondly to improve the integrity, capacity and professionalism of judges according to the code of ethics and guidelines for judges in term of their behaviour in conducting authority and duties.

From these objectives, there are several things that are still strange in KY, related to the position and capacity of judges which are still following Kemenpan-RB (Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform). In this context, the capacity of Judges is to comply with the employee affair of the Government.

Budi added, the authority of the judicial commission is firstly, to propose the appointment of Supreme Judges and Ad Hoc Judges at the Supreme Court to the House of Representatives for approval. Secondly, to maintain and uphold the honor, dignity and behavior of judges. Thirdly, to establish the Code of Ethics or code of conduct for judges (KEPPH) collaborated with the Supreme Court.

“Third, to maintain and to enforce the implementation of the code of conduct for judges (KEPPH). Related to this point, KY was given full authority to impose sanctions on judges in the form of warnings and even dismissals”, Budi said.

Budi added, KY can ask for assistance involving law enforcement officials in tapping, recording in cases of alleged violations of the code of ethics.

Meanwhile for the duties of KY, it was given one hundred percent authority in the proposal and appointment of supreme judges and ad-hoc judges, and even the selection stage is also determined by KY.

In addition, Budi continued, to maintain and to uphold the honor, dignity and behavior of judges is also the authority of KY, for judges in running their duties.

To decide whether or not the reports of alleged violations of the Code of Ethics or the code of conduct for judges are true, as well as one of the initiatives of KY, is the proposal of Law in enhancing the capacity and welfare of judges.

Budi added, in the technical procedures of making a report to KY, is to be submitted in a written form, addressed to the head of the Judicial Commission, the letter of the report states the identity of the informer, states the name and position of the informer even after the report has been registered. Information on the report progress can be obtained through appointed officers.

“Reports are free of charge, and the judicial commission cannot cancel/change the verdict, postpone/order the execution. The reports which can be examined by the judicial commission are allegations of KEPPH violations,” Budi mentioned.

In addition, the participants will conduct the School of Anti-Corruption in the field to monitor the activities of judges at the trial in assisting KY, and will be guided by KY itself. (Wly)

 

Participants of SAKsi Ready to Monitor Judges in West Kalimantan
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