Tempo reported last week that the Supreme Court has removed eight points from its Ethics Code (link here). The Ethics Code was jointly promulgated by the Supreme Court and the Judicial Commission on 8 April 2009 and is the basis for the Judicial Commissions monitoring of judges. The Judicial Commission expressed disappointment with the decision and Asep Rahmat, spokesperson for the Judicial Commission, indicated that it was prepared to work with the Supreme Court to ensure the Ethics Code continue to comply with the Bangalore Principals of the Judicial Conduct.
The Judicial Commission was disappointed with the decision of the Supreme Court to revoke eight points from the Ethical Code of Judges, one of which contains a prohibition against ignoring the trial facts. Judicial Commission spokesman, Asep Rahmat Fajar, expressed respect for the verdict but disappointed with the decision of the Supreme Court.
“Hopefully, KY [the Judicial Commssion] can coordinate with the Supreme Court for the reformulation of the material to ensure its accordance with the “2002 Bangalore Principles ” of Judicial Conduct,” said Asep by telephone, Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
Komisi Yudisial kecewa dengan putusan Mahkamah Agung mencabut delapan poin Kode Etik Hakim, yang salah satunya berisi larangan mengabaikan fakta persidangan. Juru bicara KY, Asep Rahmat Fajar, menyatakan menghormati putusan, meski sebenarnya kecewa dengan pilihan MA.
“Harapannya, KY bisa berkoordinasi dengan MA untuk reformulasi materi sehingga masih sesuai dengan “Bangalore Principles 2002″ tentang Kode Etik Hakim, tapi tetap memperhatikan concern kemarin,” kata Asep melalui telepon, Selasa, 14 Februari 2012.
The following codes were removed: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 as well as 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, dan 10.4. I’ll try to dig the specifics this week.
h/t KP2KKN’s media blog, here.