The Dominican Republic, Public Relations of the Constitutional Court—The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia (MKRI) expressed its attitude regarding the preparation for the implementation of the 5th Congress of WCCJ in 2020 in Algeria and activities carried out by the AACC (Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions) in 2018 as well as activities planned for 2019. Court delegation led by Justice Enny Nurbaningsih, Head of the AACC Permanent Secretariat and International Cooperation Department Sri Handayani, and researcher Oly Viana Agustine expressed it during the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ) Bureau Meeting in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, on Friday (8/2/2019).
The Court represented Asia in the WCCJ Bureau Meeting forum that took place on Thursday-Saturday (7-9/2/2019). Participating in the meeting were members of the WCCJ Bureau from constitutional courts of various countries representing different regions and languages. The meeting was opened by a welcome speech by the President of the Dominican Republic Danillo Medina addressed to the heads of delegations from 14 members of the WCCJ Bureau, at the Presidential Palace, Santo Domingo.
The WCCJ Bureau Meeting was chaired by the President of the Constitutional Court of Spain as the representative of the Spanish-speaking courts, the President of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic as the host, and the President and Secretary General of the Venice Commission as the WCCJ Secretariat. In addition to conveying its attitude towards the preparatory agendas of the fifth WCCJ Congress, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia also invited members of the WCCJ Bureau to attend the International Symposium to be held in Bali, Indonesia, in November 2019.
During the meeting, the Constitutional Court also reiterated its willingness to host the 2023 WCCJ Congress in Bali, Indonesia. The Supreme Court of Canada also expressed its interest in hosting the 2023 WCCJ. Thus, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia will compete with the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic, which has expressed the same interest in a previous meeting, and the Supreme Court of Canada. (SH/LA/Yuniar Widiastuti)