Hamdan Zoelva

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Hamdan Zoelva
Hamdan Zoelva, Buku Kenangan Anggota Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia 1999-2004, p475.jpg
4th Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia
In office
6 November 2013 – 7 January 2015
Appointed bySusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded byAkil Mochtar
Succeeded byArief Hidayat
3rd Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia
In office
13 August 2013 – 6 November 2013
Appointed bySusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded byAchmad Sodiki
Succeeded byArief Hidayat
Personal details
Born (1962-06-21) 21 June 1962 (age 57)
Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
NationalityIndonesian
Spouse(s)R.A. Nina Damayanti
Alma materHasanuddin University
Padjadjaran University
ProfessionJustice, Advocate

Hamdan Zoelva (born 21 June 1962 in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara) is an Indonesian politician and lawyer. He was the chief justice of the Indonesian Constitutional Court from 2013 to 2015, replacing Akil Mochtar whose appointment was terminated on bribery case during election dispute in Lebak Regency, Banten.[1] He also has served as former leaders of the Crescent Star Party.

Childhood[edit]

Zoelva born to TG. KH. Muhammad Hasan, who is the leader of Al-Mukhlisin boarding school in Bima, and Hj. Siti Zaenab. Zoelva spent his childhood in the village of Parado, about 50 kilometers from the city of Bima. He grew up in a family tradition and schooled students at Government Elementary School.[2]

As the chief justice of the Indonesian Constitutional Court[edit]

Zoelva appointed chief justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, replacing Akil Mochtar, which was dismissed on 5 October 2013 as set out as a suspect in a bribery dispute over local elections, gratuities, and money laundering. Zoelva was selected through two rounds of voting mechanism. This selection followed by 8 judges constitution, namely Hamdan, Harjono, Arief Hidayat, Anwar Usman, Ahmad Fadhil Sumadi, Patrialis Akbar, Muhammad Alim, and Maria Farida Indrati, and chaired by Hamdan Zoelva himself.

Zoelva's appointment as chief justice of the Constitutional Court had experienced polemic considering his status as a former politician Crescent Star Party.[3] Zoelva stated that he had taken off all his political positions and activities since served become constitutional judges.[4]

Private life[edit]

Zoelva married to R.A. Nina Damayanti and has three children, namely Muhammad Faris Aufar, Arya Ahmad Hanafi, A. Adib Karamy. Zoelva has a hobby of playing golf and speak English active and passive Arabic.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Setelah Akil Mochtar Dipecat dengan Tidak Hormat". Viva.co.id. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Profil Hakim Dr. Hamdan Zoelva, S.H., M.H." Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Dari Parpol, Kinerja Hamdan Zoelva Dipertanyakan". Okezone.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Hamdan mengaku sudah lepaskan ikatan emosional dengan partai". Antara. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Bulan Bintang dari Bima". tokohindonesia.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Achmad Sodiki
Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia
2013
Succeeded by
Arief Hidayat
Preceded by
Akil Mochtar
Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia
2013-2015
Succeeded by
Arief Hidayat