Reinterpretating the Meaning of “The Appearers” Article 16 (1) M Law Number 2 Year 2014 Concerning Amendment to Law Number 30 Year 2004 Concerning Notary Position in Responsive Regulation Perspective

Ginanjar Karta Sasmita, Sapto Hermawan, M. Hudi Asrori S.


The world today continues to develop along with globalization, one of which is in the field of law, namely notaries. So far, in carrying out their duties, the notaries are still conducted them conventionally and have to face with each other, even though electronic media has grown advanced and is adequate to be carried out online. The purpose of this article is to analyze whether the phrase "appearing before a notary" can be re-interpreted in making an authentic deed? Can the interpretation of Article 16 paragraph (1) letter m of Law Number 2 of 2014 concerning the Position of a Notary be categorized as a responsive norm that has been able to fit in the change of times? This research was conducted using a normative approach. The result of this research showed that the interpretation of “the appearers” phrase before a notary in the making of authentic official document cannot be implemented online due to its stiff and rigid nature, so that it cannot be interpreted following the responsive regulation of the current development, especially in the advancement of knowledge and technology.


Notary; Interpretation; The Appearers; Responsive Regulation

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