The Chief of the Constitutional Court Found Guilty of Code of Ethics Violation

The Chief of the Constitutional Court Justice Arief Hidayat was supposed to end his term in April 2018, but in November 2017, the House of Representatives conducted a fit and proper test and decided to extend his term to 2023. Several parties objected to the decision. Desmond Mahesa of Gerindra even accused Justice Arief of negotiating for extension of term in exchange for voting favors. Last week, the Constitutional Court’s Board of Ethics found Arief guilty of a minor violation and he was thus given an oral sanction.

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