Lets Donate for Tsunami Victims at Sunda Strait

Saturday night, December 22, 2018,tsunami waves hit the Sunda Strait. Our best prayers are for all our brothers in Pandeglang, Serang, South Lampung, and surrounding areas affected by this natural disaster. Let’s keep on raising concerns and joint efforts to be able to help them.

You can participate through fundraising for victims and post-disaster recovery. For complete information, contact: UII Public Relations at phone number 082131737773.

Integrity as the Fortress of Prevention of Corruption in the Political Sector

Lately, the mass media coverage has been dotted with news of the capture of regional heads and members of parliament in the capture operation (OTT) initiated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Some of them were involved in cases of bribery, gratification, and extortion.

A large number of public officials who were suspected of corruption caused the empty leadership chair and the crisis of officials who were clean and with integrity. So that a comprehensive multidimensional approach is needed to prevent and limit corruption.

The topic was illustrated in the Public Discussion with the theme “Prevention of Corruption in the Political Sector” organized by the Indonesian Islamic University (UII), the Corruption Eradication Commission, and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), on Wednesday (19/12) at the Public Lecture Building Prof. Dr. Sardjito, UII Integrated Campus.

Vice Chancellor for Student, Religious and Alumni Affairs at UII, Dr. Drs. Rohidin, SH., M.Ag., in his speech said that we should be grateful because among the young generation who attended this event consciously still cared about the conditions of our nation’s problems.

“The younger generation is expected not to continue the corrupt culture that is already attached to the bureaucratic system in Indonesia, hopefully, the implementation of this event can encourage the birth of a young generation of Indonesians who are clean and with integrity as a cadre of future leaders,” he said.

While the Director of Education and Community Service of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Giri Suprapdiono said that the fundamental issue of high rates of corruption in Indonesia was one of the most expensive political costs, while state assistance to political parties was very low.

“The KPK recommends that the state contribute more to operational funding of political parties, along with the improvement of the code of ethics, behavior, recruitment, and care,” he said.

Furthermore, the P2P LIPI researcher, Dr. Sri Nuryanti, S.IP., M.A. added that there was a need to internalize the value of party integrity in efforts to uphold the democratic system in Indonesia.

“It is important to build a set of policies agreed upon by political parties as a standard of integrity that must be adhered to by all party cadres to minimize the risk of political corruption and abuse of power,” he concluded.

Also present at the event were Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM, Dr.rer.pol. Mada Sukmajati, MPP., And Dr. Kuskridho Ambardi, M.A., UGM Faculty of Law Lecturer, Dr. Zainal Arifin Mochtar, SH., LLM., Lecturer at the Faculty of Law UII, Dr. Suparman Marzuki, SH., M.Sc.

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Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme for 2019/2020

Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. The number of Stipendium Hungaricum applicants is continuously increasing as well as the number of available scholarship places. In the 2018/2019 round of applications, more than 4100 scholarships were awarded. In the academic year 2019/2020 more than 5000 students can begin their studies in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

The programme is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements signed between the Ministries responsible for education in the sending countries/territories and Hungary or between institutions. Currently around 70 Sending Partners are engaged in the programme throughout 5 different continents and the geographical scope of the programme is spreading each year.

The new Call for Applications 2019/2020 is available below and the application platform is open! The deadline for applications is 15 January 2019.

English for Academic Staf (Batch 1) just Finished

Congratulations to the first batch of our staff-students, learning English to prepare for the AUN QA accreditation, on successful completion of their English Course. The course took place over two months and 21 hours of instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. All of the participants demonstrated enthusiasm for the program.  Due to this enthusiasm, the first phase of this program was a resounding success. The teacher of the English Course is our native lecturer, Christopher C. Cason.

The participants, regardless of their previous English language training or skill level, acted fearlessly to increase their abilities.  They faced a wide range of activities, including written exercises in technical grammar, role plays to increase their fluency, and presentations to their peers; demonstrating a great deal of confidence.  This confidence was constantly tested and on display as the participants stepped up and tacked each task.  Even more impressive, they demonstrated consistent progress despite getting almost no instruction in the Indonesian language.  It was a true English immersion course with a native English speaker and the students embraced the challenge.  Their confidence and commitment will pay off as essential contributions to the upcoming accreditation of the UII Faculty of Law.

Learning Internship Management Experience from School of Law, UNS

Starting the Odd Semester academic year 2018/2019, Faculty of Law, Universitas Islam Indonesia applies the new curriculum system by including the subject of the internship. “This subject is worth 2 credits and compulsory subject for each law students. They will learn how the application of theories they learned from the classroom to working reality. The law school has maintained deep cooperation among working institutions such as law firms, public notary, government institutions (local and center), and even private institutions. That cooperation includes the opportunity of our students to take an internship for a semester in maximum to get working experience.” said Eko Rial Nugroho as the head of the team organizing the internship management.

To get better management system in organizing the internship for the law students, the team held a short visit to the Legal Laboratory, Faculty of Law, Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret (UNS), Solo on Thursday, 20 December 2018. “Internship for the students of this faculty (UNS), has been implemented for almost a decade. However, an internship is a mandatory program which must be followed by our students during the semester break. Each student must be doing intern at our chosen institutions for minimum 1 (one) month. ” explained Mr. Yus as the Head of the Legal Laboratory of the Faculty of Law, UNS at the beginning of the forum held at the meeting room of the faculty building.

The team of the Faculty was represented by the Head, secretary, and the management team of the internship program of the Faculty of Law, UII. The team proposed several questions asking about good practices of the internship management system at the Faculty of Law, UNS. At the end of the session, Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto as representative of the study programme of Faculty of Law UII shared token appreciation to the host of the meeting. “We learned a lot during the discussion. We are not only getting the knowledge on how to manage the internship program. We also thank for the documents that shared by the UNS for our reference.” explained Dodik during the closing speech.

International Seminar Commemorating 70 years of UDHR

In commemorating the 70th Anniversary of World Human Rights Day which falls on December 10 2018, the Faculty of Law UII collaborates with the Center for Human Rights Studies (PUSHAM), the Norwegian Center of Human Rights (NCHR) and Base for International Law and ASEAN Legal Studies (BILALS) successfully held an International Seminar entitled “70 Years After UDHR: Indonesian American, and Norwegian on progress perspectives”. This international seminar invited three Human Rights experts who had different backgrounds, namely Eko Riyadi S.H., M.H (Indonesia), Aksel Tomte (Norway), and Christopher Cason JD (United States of America).

On this occasion the event was opened by the Secretary of the Department Faculty of Law the Islamic University of Indonesia, Bagya Agung Prabowo S.H, M.H., Ph.D. In his remarks, Bagya expressed his appreciation and thanks for the organization of this event, “Thank you for the presence of all the participants who attended the seminar today and also thank all the speakers. Hopefully with this international seminar we can increase our knowledge in the field of human rights”, he said.

After the event was opened by him, Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto S.H., M.H., LL.M., P.hD as the moderator invited the three speakers to come on stage and start the session. On this occasion, Eko Riyadi got the first opportunity to give a presentation related to the topic of 70-year after the UDHR: developments, challenges and opportunities. In his presentation, he explained that there was still a debate between the UDHR as an instrument and the Indonesian State Constitution. This is proven by several things, “as real evidence of this debate is the application of the Death Penalty as one of the legal sanctions which is contrary to the Right of Life which has been regulated in international human rights instruments such as UDHR and ICCPR,” he said. Furthermore, he also explained that the paradigm related to human rights is western products is still a major challenge in the field of human rights in Indonesia.

Furthermore, Aksel Tomte in his presentation explained the topic about 70-year with the UDHR. Aksel explained that, in Norway, human rights have been written in the constitution since 1814 which regulates freedom of expression and freedom from torture. Internationally, the first International Human Rights Instrument ratified by Norway took place in 1953 through the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). In the development of human rights in Norway, human rights have brought several changes such as the Amendment of the Norwegian Constitution in 2014 by adding a new chapter on human rights. On the contrary, in the last few years Refugee and Immigrant cases have still become “Missing links” in Norwegian Law.

The theme of the last presentation in this international seminar was related to the Progress towards the UDHR hosted by Christopher Cason JD. In his presentation, he explained that the progress of human rights enforcement in the United States (USA) facing “ups and downs”. “In 1964, the US Government promulgated a law relating to civil rights, which was a strict form of our government to prevent further discrimination cases. However, this development did not reach its peak after the tragedy of 9/11 which resulted in the government issuing the Patriot Act and gave authority to the government to overcome terrorism in a way that was not in accordance with the law, “he said. The event was attended by around 150 participants from students, lecturers, lawyers, police officer’s academy, human rights activists, etc. The participants were very enthusiastic listening including giving some questions related to the topic of today’s international seminar, in total there were about ten questions asked by the participants to be discussed in this international seminar. Through this event, participants are expected to increase their knowledge in the field of Law, especially in the Human Rights Law.

Studium Generale “Sport and Diplomacy”, 6th December 2018

Stuidum Generale “Sport and Diplomacy”

It is inevitable to separate politics from social, cultural, and even economical aspects of our modern life. In line, sports have taken a significant part in these cross-cultural phenomenon being one of the highest human participated events in the world. Thus, diplomatic relations through the canals of political affairs between states are instruments of development for sports. The Faculty of Law Universitas Islam Indonesia (FH UII) and the Institut Francais Indonesia (IFI Yogyakarta) collaborated in conducting a Stadium Generale titling “Sports and Diplomacy” inviting Mr. Cyrille Bret, an analyst of the geopolitical functions of sport, and Mr. Barthelemy Courmont, an expert on political and security issues in Asia. Read more

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UPCOMING EVENT! INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR “70 YEARS AFTER THE UDHR: INDONESIAN, AMERICAN AND NORWEGIAN PERSPECTIVES ON PROGRESS

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document, which underpins all international human rights law and inspires us to continue to work to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality, and dignity. And in 2018, the UDHR turns 70. “The Universal Declaration has helped countless people gain greater freedoms and equality,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. “Violations have been prevented; independence and autonomy have been attained. While not all the promises of the Universal Declaration have been fulfilled, many people have been able to secure essential rights and freedoms and put an end to discrimination.”

On this special occasion, the Faculty of Law Universitas Islam Indonesia collaborating with Pusat Studi Hak Asasi Manusia UII (PUSHAM UII), Norwegian Centre of Human Rights and Base for International Law and ASEAN Legal Studies (BILALS) will conducted International Seminar which entitled “70 Years After the UDHR: Indonesian, American and Norwegian Perspectives on Progress”. This seminar will discuss the development of Human Rights in different perspectives and will attempt to exchange view and ideas about the role of UDHR in current years.

The International Seminar will be conducted on 10th December 2018 09:00-12:00 in Ruang Sidang Utama 3rd Floor Faculty of Law Universitas Islam Indonesia. The seminar is open to all academician, students and etc,. For further information regarding registration may contact to +6287865100588 (Yaries).

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UPCOMING EVENT! STUDIUM GENERALE “SPORT AND DIPLOMACY” 6th DECEMBER 2018

Politics and sports or sports diplomacy describe the use of sport as a means to influence diplomatic, social, and political relations. Sports diplomacy may transcend cultural differences and bring people together.

The use of sports and politics has had both positive and negative implications over history. Sports competitions or activities have had the intention to bring about change in certain cases. Nationalistic fervor is sometimes linked to victories or losses to some sport in sports fields.

While the Olympics is often the biggest political example of using sports for diplomatic means, cricket and association football, as well as other sports in the global arena, have also been used in this regard. In the case of Apartheid, sport was used to isolate South Africa and bring about a major overhaul in the country’s social structure. While ethnicity and race can cause division, sports can also help blend differences.

On the subject of politics and current affairs, the IFI and Faculty of Law Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) collaborate to conducted Studium Generale concerning “Sports & Diplomacy”. The event will take place in Ruang Sidang Utama 3rd Floor Faculty of Law Universitas Islam Yogyakarta on 6th December 2018 Started from 13:00-16:00 . It will be led by 2 French experts: Mr. Cyrille Bret (analyst of the geopolitical functions of sport), Mr. Barthelemy Courmont (expert on political and security issues in Asia).

English Course for Law Faculty’s Academic Staff

Congratulations to the first batch of our staff-students, learning English to prepare for the AUN QA accreditation, on successful completion of their English Course. The course took place over two months and 21 hours of instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. All of the participants demonstrated enthusiasm for the program.  Due to this enthusiasm, the first phase of this program was a resounding success.

The participants, regardless of their previous English language training or skill level, acted fearlessly to increase their abilities.  They faced a wide range of activities, including written exercises in technical grammar, role plays to increase their fluency, and presentations to their peers; demonstrating a great deal of confidence.  This confidence was constantly tested and on display as the participants stepped up and tacked each task.  Even more impressive, they demonstrated consistent progress despite getting almost no instruction in the Indonesian language.  It was a true English immersion course with a native English speaker and the students embraced the challenge.  Their confidence and commitment will pay off as essential contributions to the upcoming accreditation of the UII Faculty of Law.