The World Conference on Constitutional Justice

5th Congress, Bali, 4-7 October 2022
“Constitutional Justice and Peace”

  

The World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ)

The World Conference on Constitutional Justice unites 118 Constitutional Courts and Councils and Supreme Courts in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia/Oceania and Europe. It promotes constitutional justice – understood as constitutional review including human rights case-law – as a key element for democracy, the protection of human rights and the rule of law (Article 1.2 of the Statute).

According to its Statute, the World Conference has three organs, the General Assembly, the Bureau and the Secretariat. The General Assembly is chaired by the Host Court of the Congress. The last host was the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania. The Presidency of the Bureau is ensured for one year by rotation between the groups. The Presidency of the Bureau is therefore not that of an individual Court but of a group of Courts. Since 21 September 2016, the Presidency of the Bureau is exercised by the Conference of African Constitutional Jurisdictions. It is up to the groups to designate their representative. The Venice Commission acts as the Secretariat of the World Conference.

The World Conference pursues its objectives through the organisation of regular congresses, by participating in regional conferences and seminars, by sharing experiences and case-law and by offering good services to members on their request (Article 1.2 of the Statute).

The main purpose of the World Conference is to facilitate judicial dialogue between constitutional judges on a global scale. Due to the obligation of judicial restraint, constitutional judges sometimes have little occasion to conduct a constructive dialogue on constitutional principles in their countries. The exchanges that take place between judges from various parts of the world in the World Conference furthers reflection on arguments, which promote the basic goals inherent to national constitutions. Even if these texts often differ substantially, discussion on the underlying constitutional concepts unites constitutional judges from various parts of the world committed to promoting constitutionality in their own country.

As these judges sometimes find themselves in situations of conflict with other state powers because of decisions they had to hand down based on the Constitution, being part of the World Conference provides them with a forum that not only allows them to exchange information freely with their peers, but where judges from other countries can also offer moral support. This can be important in upholding constitutional principles, which the judges are called upon to defend in their line of work.

The members committed to the principles of the World Conference may see their membership suspended by the General Assembly of the World Conference in case of flagrant violation of these principles.

Programs

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Please note that all schedules are tentative and subject to change.
09:00 - 09:20 GMT+8

JOINT CONFERENCE OF AACC AND CCJA

Opening:

  • Remarks from the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Group Photo

Singaraja Hall

09:20 - 10:50 GMT+8

Session #1

Speakers:

  1. AACC Member (Indonesia)
  2. CCJA Member (South Africa)
  3. AACC Member
  4. CCJA Member

Moderator: Mr. Moussa Laraba (Permanent Secretary General of the CCJA)

Singaraja Hall

10:50 - 11:35 GMT+8

Session #2

[Displaying the draft of AACC-CCJA Joint Statement]

  1. Summary of the AACC-CCJA Joint Conference
  2. Recommendation for the 2nd AACC-CCJA Conference
  3. Finalizing the Draft of AACC-CCJA Joint Conference

Moderator: Mr. M. Guntur Hamzah (Head of AACC Permanent Secretariat for Planning and Coordination)

Singaraja Hall

11:35 - 12:05 GMT+8

Closing:

  • Remarks from the President of AACC
  • Remarks from the President of CCJA
  • Pronouncing the AACC-CCJA Joint Statement by the Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia

Singaraja Hall

12:05 - 13:30 GMT+8

Lunch (Served at 11.00)

Restaurant at Main Venue

12:30 - 14:00 GMT+8

REGIONAL/LINGUISTIC GROUP MEETING

Group:

Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CJCPLP)

Nusa Dua Hall 2

12:31 - 14:00 GMT+8

Commonwealth Courts

Nusa Dua Hall 3

14:15 - 15:45 GMT+8

Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC)

Nusa Dua Hall 4

14:15 - 15:45 GMT+8

Association of Constitutional Courts Using the French Language (ACCPUF)

Singaraja Hall

14:15 - 15:45 GMT+8

Ibero-American Conference of Constitutional Justice (CIJC)

Nusa Dua Hall 3

14:15 - 15:45 GMT+8

Southern African Chief Justice Forum (SACJF)

Nusa Dua Hall 2

15:45 - 16:00 GMT+8

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 GMT+8

Conference of European Constitutional Courts (CECC)

Nusa Dua Hall 4

16:00 - 17:30 GMT+8

Union of Arab Constitutional Courts of Councils (UACCC)

Nusa Dua Hall 3

16:00 - 17:30 GMT+8

Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CCJA)

Singaraja Hall

16:00 - 17:30 GMT+8

Eurasian Association of Constitutional Review Bodies (EACRB)

Nusa Dua Hall 2

17:45 - 19:45 GMT+8

BUREAU MEETING OF THE WCCJ (Bureau Members Only)

Nusa Dua Hall 1

09:00 - 11:00 GMT+8

THE 5TH CONGRESS OF THE WCCJ DAY 1

OPENING CEREMONY

National Anthem of Indonesia: Indonesia Raya

Remarks:

  • Governor of Bali Province
  • President/Special Representative of the Venice Commission
  • Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia
  • President of the Republic of Indonesia

Dance performance

Closing and Group Photo

Nusa Dua Hall

11:00 - 12:20 GMT+8

Paper Presentation & Discussion #1

"Sources and Jurisdiction"

Chairman:
H.E. Mr. Omar Belhadj (President of the Constitutional Court of Algeria)
Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Mr. Anwar Usman (Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia)
Discussant:
H.E. Ms. Simina Tanasescu (Justice of the Constitutional Court of Romania)
Rapporteur:
H.E. Ms. Joana Fernandes Costa (Justice of the Constitutional Court of Portugal)

Nusa Dua Hall

12:20 - 14:00 GMT+8

Lunch Break

Restaurant at Main Venue

14:00 - 15:20 GMT+8

Paper Presentation & Discussion #2

"Application"

Chairman:
H.E. Mr. Kairat Mami (Chairman of the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan)
Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Mr. Zühtü Arslan (President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey)
Discussant:
H.E. Ms. Inete Ziemele (Justice of the Court of Justice of the European Union)
Rapporteur:
H.E. Mr. Nadir El Moumeni (Justice of the Constitutional Court of Morocco)

Nusa Dua Hall

15:20 - 15:35 GMT+8

Coffee Break

15:35 - 16:55 GMT+8

Paper Presentation & Discussion #3

"Limitation of the Role of Constitutional Courts in Maintaning Peace"

Chairman:
H.E. Mr. Adel Omar Sherif (Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt)
Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Mr. Emil Oskonbaev (Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Kyrgyzstan)
Discussant:
H.E. Ms. Laurinda Cardoso (President of the Constitutional Court of Angola)
Rapporteur:
H.E. Mr. Candido Conde-Pumpido Touron (Justice of the Constitutional Court of Spain)

Nusa Dua Hall

19:45 - 21:45 GMT+8

Gala Dinner

09:30 - 10:50 GMT+8

THE 5TH CONGRESS OF THE WCCJ DAY 2

Paper Presentation & Discussion #4

"Fundamental Principles: The Protection of Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law as A Pre-Condition to Peace"

Chairman:
H.E. Mr. Milton Ray Guevara (President of the Constitutional Court of Dominican Republic)
Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Mr. Namseok Yoo (President of the Constitutional Court of Korea)
Discussant:
H.E. Ms. Lúcia da Luz Ribeiro (President of the Constitutional Council of Mozambique)
Rapporteur:
H.E. Mr. Farkhad Abdullayev (President of the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan)

Nusa Dua Hall

10:50 - 12:10 GMT+8

Paper Presentation & Discussion #5

"Stocktaking on the Independence of the Member Courts"

Chairman:
H.E. Mr. Christoph Grabenwarter (President of the Constitutional Court of Austria)
Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Ms. Silvana Sciarra (Justice of the Constitutional Court of Italy)
Discussant:
H.E. Mr. Palan Mulonda (Justice of the Constitutional Council of Zambia)
Rapporteur:
H.E. Ms. Danutė Jočienė (President of the Constitutional Court of Lithuania)

 

Nusa Dua Hall

12:10 - 14:00 GMT+8

Lunch Break

Restaurant at Main Venue

14:00 - 15:00 GMT+8

Presentation of Venice Commission's Database

Speaker: Dr. Rudolf Schnutz Dürr (Secretary General of the WCCJ)

Nusa Dua Hall

15:00 - 16:00 GMT+8

Closing Session & Report by Rapporteurs

Nusa Dua Hall

16:00 - 17:00 GMT+8

General Assembly

Nusa Dua Hall

17:00 - 17:30 GMT+8

CLOSING

Closing Remarks:

  • Special/Representative of the Venice Commission
  • Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia

Nusa Dua Hall

19:00 - 20:00 GMT+8

Dinner

09:00 - 12:00 GMT+8

Cultural Activity Wonderful Indonesia #1

12:00 - 13:30 GMT+8

Lunch Break (provided by Host) / Friday prayer

13:30 - 16:00 GMT+8

Cultural Activity Wonderful Indonesia #2

19:00 - 20:00 GMT+8

Dinner

* Please note that all schedules are tentative and subject to change. Download The programs

Papers

Papers

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Information

Logistics

  • Venue

    Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center
    Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot NW/1, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363
    https://baliconventioncenter.com/
    Room Arrangement

  • The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia does not cover the accommodation for the event. Below is the list of our partner hotels for the event.

    Special prices for the hotels are offered in the registration form (ONLY accessible through WCCJ5 website login).

    1. Bali Nusa Dua Hotel

      Distance to venue: 300 m
    2. Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua

      Distance to venue: 2 km
    3. Grand Whiz Hotel Nusa Dua

      Distance to venue: 600 m
    4. Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa Dua

      Distance to venue: 2.4 km
    5. Melia Bali

      Distance to venue: 1 km
    6. Mercure Bali

      Distance to venue: 2.3 km
    7. Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort

      Distance to venue: 3 km
    8. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach and Resort

      Distance to venue: 1 km
    9. SOL by Melia Benoa Bali

      Distance to venue: 1.3 km
    10. The Laguna Hotel

      Distance to venue: 1.1 km
    11. The Ritz-Carlton Bali

      Distance to venue: 6.2 km
  • The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia will provide local transportation for the airport transfers and a shuttle from partner hotels to the venue of the event (vice versa). Should you need one for personal matters, you may contact the following service providers.

    1. Blue Bird
    2. Trac
    1. Bebek Bengil Jimbaran
      Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner-Samasta Village, Bali is the 10th outlet in Indonesia. The restaurant offers 100 seating capacity and also provides meeting space. Provides indoor and outdoor space with gazebos, the restaurant features Balinese design located at Samasta Lifestyle Village which is destined to be the hub of Jimbaran with its special concept to represent the influence of Bali’s traditional and tropical atmosphere filled with the selected tenants to fulfill nowadays lifestyle. It could be a one-stop destination for your holiday as you may enjoy exploring the Village for shopping Balinese souvenirs after enjoying lunch or dinner at Bebek Bengil Restaurant.
    2. Bumbu Bali Restaurant
      Art Café Bumbu Bali provides an unforgettable culinary, cultural and visual art experience by combining many traditional elements of a Balinese Home, and the warm and genuine friendly hospitality of the Balinese People. We are delighted to serve you “only” authentic Balinese cuisine. Two and a half decades investigating and documenting Balinese cuisine are the foundation in the style of cooking served in Art Cafe Bumbu Bali.
    3. Cuca Restaurant Jimbaran
      Cuca serves-up a radically different, casual meets fine-dining experience. Our “think outside the box” signature concept is Tapas, Cocktails and Desserts, house-made with intense taste focus, western cooking techniques and 100% finest quality, natural products sourced from across Indonesia – maximizing freshness and supporting local artisans and farmers. Expect inventive comfort food meant for sharing, bursting with tropical flavors, balancing textures, colors and tastes.
    4. Kaum Seminyak
      Kaum, meaning “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian, is an authentic Indonesian restaurant from the Potato Head Family. Before launching the first two outlets in Hong Kong and then Bali, the team behind Kaum embarked on an exotic culinary expedition, travelling across the archipelago to learn about the indigenous cooking methods, exotic ingredients, and authentic flavours of Indonesia’s tribal communities. The culinary collective also developed engaging relationships with many ethnic tribes and responsible small-scale producers around Indonesia, recognising their craftsmanship and the quality of their distinctive local produce. As a result of these efforts, both the menu and ambience at Kaum showcase genuine flavours that accurately reflect Indonesia’s heritage.
    5. Nook Restaurant Seminyak
      Tucked away next to one of Seminyak's busiest areas, NOOK is an escape back to the green and naturalistic beauty of Bali. With a 360-degree panoramic view of lush rice fields, this little off-the-path warung (restaurant) offers a championed variety of Balinese, Indonesian, and Western infused cuisine. Minimalistic in design and inviting with its warm colors, NOOK's combination of quality eats and cozy location make your eating experience a literal breeze.
    6. Sateria Melia Bali
      With a prime location on the grounds of Meliá Bali, Sateria Beachside Restaurant invites discerning diners to indulge in Italian fare surrounded by nature. The semi open-air restaurant can seat up to 180 people and serves up authentic pizzas, sandwiches, snacks and international favourites. Open from breakfast until dinner, the beachside restaurant is also the perfect place to enjoy some down time under the sun, with day beds and cabanas available.
    7. Sea Salt Alila Seminyak
      With a focus on sustainability, Seasalt sources seafood that is wild-caught and sustainably harvested from the waters around Indonesia, and partners with Bali Sustainable Seafood, a local social enterprise that provides high-quality seafood that is sustainably fished. Dishes are seasoned with traditional organic Kusamba sea salt from East Bali, where a small community of salt farmers continues a centuries-old tradition of producing 100% natural salt by sun and wind evaporation.
  • As one of the main tourist destinations in the world, Bali has a long history and richly deep culture that is always waiting to be explored. Along with The World Conference on Constitutional Justice 5th congress, we want to bring you to enjoy the nature and culture of Bali to refresh your body and soul at our chosen destination. You can choose a destination with the following options:

    1. Alas Harum
      Alas Harum is one of popular agrotourism object which is located in Jl. Lunga Tegallalang, around 20 minutes from Central Ubud. This place will be offering you many activities like the steps of making the luwak coffee, swing, zip line and a lot of spots for taking picture with perfect beautiful view like a private terrace view, glass floor, bird nest, dancing bridge, the big curve of gorilla face and pekak brayut. Moreover, Alas Harum also has the biggest luwak statue in Indonesia.
    2. Alas Kedaton Bali Monkey Forest
      Alas Kedaton Bali Monkey forest is a small forest with the width about 6-7ha located in the middle of the rice field in Tabanan regency, west part of Bali. The total size of Kedaton forest, temple and its supporter facility is about 12 ha. In this forest, there is a temple called Alas Kedaton Temple and owns the natural environments that is looked green with its fresh air and create the calm, quite and holy atmosphere. Alas Kedaton tourist attraction is a natural tourist attraction to see the beauty of the forest with an unspoiled atmosphere and also see a lot of monkey populations here with their funny behavior.
    3. Bali Bird park
      Committed to the preservation, conservation, and breeding not just Indonesia’s exotic bird life, but also from other regions, Bali Bird Park is a home to 1000 birds of 250 species. Bali Bird Park plays a key role in protecting and conserving Indonesia’s endangered wildlife by successfully bred many species, including the rare Pesquet’s Parrot and numerous Bali Starlings, to support local release programs. The park is divided into seven regions that recreate the natural habitats of the birds, complete with indigenous plant life.
    4. Bali Safari and Marine Park
      Home to over a thousand amazing animals - Bali Safari Park is destination for an adventurous, fun, educational experience more than just a safari. As home of more than 120 species, including rare & endangered species - the Komodo Dragon, Orangutan, and the Bali Starling bird, Bali Safari Park is at the frontline of wildlife conservation in Indonesia.
    5. Bali Zoo
      As one of Bali’s famous zoos, Bali Zoo is home to an estimated 450 diverse fauna. This includes the Bengal Tiger, Bornean Orangutan, and Sumatran Elephant. At the Bali Zoo, getting Zoological isn’t just about having exotic animals in eco-friendly habitants, nor is it only about allowing guest to be interactive and hands-on, feeding and petting deer, playing with wallaby, and getting up close and personal in holding snakes, baby gibbons, and bear-cats, nor is it just about seeing birds shows and lions, tigers and bears up close, it’s all of these things and more.
    6. Batu Bulan Village
      Batubulan Village is one of Bali places of interest in west part of Gianyar regency. Furthermore, the identity and image as an art village, Batubulan has been famous in Indonesia and all over the world. It is because, the villagers are very creative with full of art inspirations to create the spectacular Balinese dance performance of Barong and Keris Dance. Barong Dance is a traditionally dance and daily performed at five different stages in this countryside such as Push Temple Stage, Tegal Tamu Stage, Denjalan Stage, Sahadewa Stage as well as Sila Budaya Stage. In addition, this tourist attraction is very potential to growth the local people economic sector. And also, Batubulan Village is covering several traditional arts such as dances, artistic of Kerawitan, artistic of idol and article art.
    7. Beratan Bedugul Lake
      Lake Beratan Bedugul is the largest and second largest lake after Lake Batur, covering an area of 375.6 hectares with a circumference of about 12 km and a depth of between 22 and 48 meters. Besides being easy to reach, Lake Beratan also provides a variety of charm and adequate accommodation. In the middle of the lake there is a temple called Pura Ulun Danu, which is a place of worship to Sang Hyang Dewi Danu as a fertility giver.
    8. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
      Inspired by a story that finds its roots in Hinduism about Garuda's search for Amrita, the elixir of life, Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the main attraction of cultural park which is Located in southern Badung Area about 20 minutes from Kuta. The cultural park itself filled with several attractions, for example Lotus Pond, Festival Park, Amphitheater, Street Theater, Exhibition Hall, and Jendela Bali The Panoramic Resto and souvenir shop.
    9. Melasti Beach
      Coastal tourism destinations with the application of the concept of Harmonization of Tri Hita Karana in the Ungasan Traditional Village. Located 16.3 km (30 minutes) from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali, presenting a blend of natural beauty of the beach and culture that can be enjoyed in only one destination, Charming Beach Destinations with Twin Hils (The Twin Hils), Angsoka Park, Kori Agung , Watugangga Pavilion, Folk Culinary, Kecak Dance performances and the beauty of Melasti beach will give you an unforgettable experience.
    10. Panglipuran Village
      Nominated as one of Sustainable Destinations by Green Destinations Foundation, Panglipuran Village is a place that you must visit to enjoy the wisdom of traditional Balinese culture. You can walk through the bamboo forest which covers 45 hectares or about 40 percent of the total area of Penglipuran Village. The bamboo forest that surrounds this village continues to be maintained and preserved to this day as a form of preserving the heritage of the ancestors and a tangible manifestation of maintaining the balance between humans and nature. In addition, once every 15 days, the people will also come to Penataran Temple to pray. This ritual continues to be carried out as a teaching handed down by the ancestors.
    11. Tanah Lot
      Tanah Lot Temple, is a temple located on the beach and standing on a rock, when the tide comes, the Tanah Lot temple will look like it is floating in the ocean. This uniqueness makes this place much in demand by tourists. In addition, at Tanah Lot Temple you can see the beauty of the sunset process.
    12. Tanjung Benoa
      Tanjung Benoa is a small peninsula in the south of Bali which has beach with a view of white sand that is clean and soft, almost the same as on Kuta Beach. However, this beach is not suitable for those of you who like surfing because the beach has very calm waves. But as, you can enjoy a variety of sports activities on this beach, ranging from speed boats, jet skis, banana boats, and many more. That is why Tanjung Benoa Beach is also called the center of water sports in Bali.
    13. Tirta Empul Temple
      Built around the sacred spring at Tampak Siring, for more than a thousand years, Balinese worshippers have been drawn to Tirta Empul Temple whose sacred spring is said to have curated properties due to was created by Indra (God of Weather or King of Heaven). The main attraction of Tirta Empul is a long rectangular pool carved of stone, filled with koi and fed by sacred spring via 12 fountains. Visitors usually collect the holy water in bottles to take home. Nearby, two smaller pools fed by the spring.
    14. Ubud Monkey Forest
      Located on the southern border of Ubud town, Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve temples which also serve as home of approximately 300 monkeys known as Balinese macaque. The Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary serves not only as an important component in the spiritual and daily life of the villagers, but is the site of several research and conservation programs.
    15. Uluwatu Temple
      Located around 30 kilometers to the south of Denpasar, Uluwatu Temple is one of the six Sad Kahyangan Temples, the main spiritual pillars of Bali. Because of its location at a height and standing on a cliff, it will be possible to enjoy wider view without much obstruction. Kecak and fire dance performance can be seen aroud 6pm with the sunset as the background.

    Notice: To ensure your comfort during your adventure, we recommend that you wear comfortable attire during our Cultural Activities.

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