The Preamble Of The Constitution As A Constitutional Touchstone: Indonesian Practices

Authors

  • Deden Rafi Syafiq Rabbani Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Ali Abdurahman Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Mei Susanto Universitas Padjadjaran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21776/ub.arenahukum.2022.01502.7

Keywords:

Constitution, Constitutional touchstone, Preamble

Abstract

This paper aims to provide an analysis of two important things: First, the conception and use of the preamble to the constitution can be a constitutional touchstone. Second, the use of the preamble to the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia as a constitutional touchstone in practice in Indonesia. This normative juridical research uses statutory approach, conceptual approach and case approach. The result is that as a constitutional touchstone, not only the values ​​in the preamble to the constitution are reflected in every constitutional provision, but are also used as a basis for constitutional interpretation, as well as a tool to test the validity of the law in resolving conflicting norms. Furthermore, in Indonesia the use of the Preamble to the 1945 Constitution as a constitutional touchstone is related to the legal position and status of the Preamble to the 1945 NRI Constitution as an integral part of the constitution as well as a foundation in establishing a constitution. The preamble to the 1945 Constitution is often used as a source of constitutional rights in the practice of judicial review at the Constitutional Court, as well as a tool in testing the legal validity of a statute.

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2022-08-31

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Rabbani, D. R. S., Abdurahman, A., & Susanto, M. (2022). The Preamble Of The Constitution As A Constitutional Touchstone: Indonesian Practices. Arena Hukum, 15(2), 353–379. https://doi.org/10.21776/ub.arenahukum.2022.01502.7

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