Artikel ini dimuat di Jurnal Konstitusi Vol. 7 No. 4 Tahun 2010 (Download)
Mekanisme Pemakzulan Presiden dan/atau Wakil Presiden Menurut UUD 1945 (Antara Realitas Politik dan Penegakan Konstitusi)
Muhammad Bahrul Ulum (Faculty of Law, Universitas Jember)
This article examines the right of inquiry applied by the House of Representative (DPR) as an attempt to supervise executive powers in Indonesia. It argues that the use of the right of inquiry is not more than a political instrument as it is provided by the 1945 Constitution to the House of Representative, particularly when it deals with impeachment procedures to oust President and/or Vice President. It shows that there is a contradictory agenda; while the 1945 Constitution was amended from 1999 to 2000 to strengthen the rule of law, it constitutes norms on the execution of constitutional court’s decision through political means.