DISTINGUISHING CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY INTERPRETATION IN JUDICIAL REVIEW CASES: A BLURRED BOUNDARY LINE

B Bisariyadi

Abstract


The establishment of the Constitutional Court to hold power of reviewing the constitutionality of Laws raises discourse on the distinction between constitutional interpretation and statutory interpretation. In judicial review cases, the separation, either in common law or civil law tradition, between the two interpretations is not clearly distinguished. The Indonesian Constitutional Court, in judicial review decisions, shows that the Court does not only interpret constitutional provision. In a number of decisions, the Court has put more emphasis on the use of statutory interpretation. The essay discusses the Constitutional Court practice in the use of constitutional interpretation and statutory interpretation on judicial review cases.

Keywords: Constitutional Court, judicial review, constitutional interpretation, statutory interpretation.


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