A Accreditation for Doctoral School in Law UII

The Doctoral School has just received an A accreditation from BAN-PT, the accreditation institution under Ministry of Education, Research, and Tecnology, Indonesia. The Doctoral Study Program in Law has received the highest score of 370 points. Congratulations.

Students Colloquium 2019: the Role of Students in the Digital Era

The Faculty of Law of the Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) held an International Student Colloquium (ISC) on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The ISC event with the theme Student’s Role in Law and Political Discourse: Digital Era Perspective was attended by four speakers, four presenters, and around 100 students. The event was the result of collaboration between the Judicial Council of International Program (JCI) and the International Undergraduate Program Faculty of Law UII.

There are several interesting happens in the ISC. First, the event was officially opened by Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto SH. MH., L.LM., Ph.D. through video shows. This happened because there was a parents meeting of new student who had to be attended by all faculty leaders. n the five-minute video, Dodik Setiawan expressed his apology for not being able to open the event directly.

Second, ISC speakers are students from across countries. The keynote speaker was Professor Christopher Cason, B.A., J.D. who is an alumnae of the University of Washington. Professor Cason gave his presentation about the role of law students as future leaders. Besides Professor Cason, there were two other speakers, Nur Gemilang Mahardhika, SH, LLM, alumnae from the Post Graduate University of Melbourne, and Fasya Addina, SH, cLLM, students of New York University. Nur Gemilang delivered her scientific material on “Liberalized Students, in Liberalized Education System”. While Fasya delivered scientific material on international humanitarian law.

Third, Fasya delivered his presentation in a video taken directly from the United States, which was recorded the day before the ISC. Fasya who is currently studying in the United States cannot attend directly at ISC. According to Dodik Setiawan, as the committee as well as the Secretary of the Undergraduate Program Faculty of Law UII, the material that was intended to be delivered by Fasya was planned to be done directly from the United States via Skype, but was cancelled due to other activities that Fasya could not leave behind.

Fourth, there were four speakers whose papers were contested in the ISC. The four speakers then presented their papers in front of the participants. The results of the paper and presentation were then assessed by Dodik Setiawan and Professor Cason as the jury. From the four speakers, the best paper and best presentation categories were taken, each of which received a prize from faculty.

Internship Briefing Session for Students

Around 378 students took part in the internship debriefing program held by PUSDIKLAT FH UII on Sunday, October 13, 2019. The number jumped sharply from the previous year which was only attended by around 100 students. The apprenticeship activities are a manifestation of the compulsory competence of legal skills carried out by FH UII.

The internship briefing was carried out in two sessions. According to the Head of the Ad Hoc Team of Internship, Eko Rial Nugroho, SH., MH., the internship implementation for this year is still the same as in previous years. “The stages are still the same, there is no change,” Eko added. The debriefing program is conducive. Students are divided into six different classes and get guidance on introductions about general things to technical matters.

Regarding the increasing number of apprenticeship students, according to Eko there were no significant problems. Eko admitted that there were indeed some technical obstacles, but they did not affect the general implementation of the internship. “There are technical problems. (But) Alhamdulillah, it can be handled well “, he stressed.

The internship program itself is divided into two types, namely regular internship and self-internship. Regular internship is an internship in which the destination location is determined and prepared by PUSDIKLAT FH UII, as the internship program implementer. Matters prepared include permits, apprenticeship agreements, until to all administrative matters. As for the self-internship students, they prepare and choose their own internship location.

Students will be placed in various locations. The locations of apprenticeship to be addressed include the notary/PPAT office, the attorney’s office, the lawyer’s office, the court, the local government law firm, the police, and the embassy. All the internship locations will be monitored by the internship committee.

Eko suspected that the cause of the increase in apprenticeship students was the result of the loss of the academic prerequisite system. “It is suspected to have jumped the most because there are no academic prerequisites. “The internship should be in the 2016 class, but 2017 has already taken”, said Eko. However, according to Eko that was not a problem.

According to the Deputy Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Internship, Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto, SH., MH., L.LM., Ph.D., the most regular internship students chose the Prosecutor’s Office while for the most independent apprentices the notary office. “The most regular apprenticeship is at the prosecutor’s office and self-internship at the notary,” said Dodik Setiawan. “Maybe there are many whose parents are notaries, so they might as well,” joked Dodik Setiawan, who was agreed by some students, when he filled out the debriefing material in class.

The internship must be followed by students for a minimum of 96 working hours in each office location. At the end of the program, students are required to make reports and respond. “All who have followed the internship process from beginning to end will receive internship certificates,” added Dodik Setiawan.

Field Assessment for Re-Accreditation of our Doctoral School

On Monday, 7th of October 2019, the Doctoral School was visited by two assessors from BAN-DIKTI for the purpose of re-accreditation program for the school. The assessors are Prof. Dr. Joni Emirzon, SH, MHum and Dr. Nanik Trihastuti, SH, MHum. The visitation takes place at the Doctoral School building at Cik Di Tiro campus. We do hope that we could receive the best predicate for the re-accreditation.

Credit Transfer Program to IIUM 2019/2020

On 11 September 2019, the Faculty of Law of Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) dispatched five of its students to take part in the Credit Transfer Program at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Law International Islamic University Malaysia (AIKOL IIUM). The five students who were dispatched to join this program were Yuwan Zaghlul Ismail, Brian Rahman Hakim, Faradisa Hadiaty, Rifqi Ananda Gelora Sitompul, dan Rizki Iman Faiz Pratama. The group was delivered directly by the Head of the Study Program Faculty of law UII, Dr. Budi Agus Riswandi S.H., M.H., and Secretary of International Program of the Faculty of Law, Dodik Setiawan Nur Herianto S.H., M.H., LL.M., Ph.d. This Credit Transfer Program to Malaysia is the first program held by FH UII.

These five students have passed various stages of internal and external tests. The stages of internal tests are held by FH UII in the form of file or document selection, which includes: TOEFL certificate, GPA Transcript, Passport, and also along with a Recommendation Letter from the lecturer. After passing through the administration phase, these students must take an interview in English. After that, these students must apply the online application on the IIUM website for external selection by the International Office of IIUM. Only after passing the long selection, in the middle of August, the five students were declared eligible to run the program at AIKOL IIUM.

This program is a credit transfer program. Later these students will still study at AIKOL IIUM for one semester. The courses taken there will be transferred to courses at FH UII. “This is a very beneficial program for students, where they can learn the system and concept of law in Malaysia which has a different base from Indonesia. So that later these students can compare concepts in Indonesia and Malaysia, “said Yuwan. These students take six courses at AIKOL IIUM where one subject is three credits. This is the maximum amount a student can take there.

This program is fully supported by all facets of the Faculty of Law UII. The support includes administration fees until departure. “Everything is supported by the Islamic University of Indonesia, from the cost of obtaining Visa, Visa accommodation costs, insurance, medical check-up, plane tickets, and housing, with the aim of all these students can carry the name UII fragrant in the international arena”, added Yuwan. (Ywn/FHUII).

Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Risma Harini meets and talks with our students in Busan

September 29, 2019 – the very famous Mayor of Surabaya, Madam Tri Risma Harini visited Busan, South Korea for the agenda of 25th Anniversary of Sister City Relations Surabaya-Busan. This is her second trip after attending the United Nations Conference at New York. One day before the Sister city event, she held discussion with Indonesian citizens at Busan Indonesian Center. At the same time, she receives the award of “warga kehormatan Kota Busan” or “Honorary Citizen of Busan City” in the commemoration of the 25th cooperation of sister city between Busan and Surabaya.

The topic of the discussion is related with the development of Surabaya during her period of leadership which focuses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals proposed by United Nations. She explained in regards with the obstacle and the opportunity had by Indonesia especially Surabaya. The other things that were explained by her including how to be a good and responsible leader based on her perspective. “To be a good leader you should not only focus on fulfilling your ego, instead your priority is your own people. I won’t let even one person in Surabaya starving for a day” she said.

5 students from Universitas Islam Indonesia, Alif M. Gultom, M. Oscar Dharma, Maghfira D. Diyaana Putri, S. Rofifah Yuliyani, Aluf R. Rabbah attended the discussion. They are currently undertaking the credit transfer program at Youngsan University, Busan, South Korea for 1 semester. They said it was a dream come true meeting Bu Risma in person and they got a lot of advice on how to be a leader for yourself and the others

Let us hope that by this event, we can implement the good values from the Honorouble Mayor of Surabaya, Madam Risma.




General Lecture on Cyber Law by Assoc. Prof. Sonny Zulhuda

The Faculty of Law of the Islamic University of Indonesia (FH UII) held a general lecture entitled Cyberspace and the Legal Challenges: A Quest for Reform, on Monday (09/23/2019). The event was filled by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonny Zulhuda, an expert on cyber space and cyber law from Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University Malaysia (AIKOLS IIUM). Sonny Zulhada conveyed his main ideas on the importance of reform in our paradigm towards cyber law and the existence of an education syllabus on cyber law.

This general lecture is a collaboration between Faculty of Law UII and AIKOLS IIUM. According to the Head of the Committee, Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto S.H., M.H., L.LM., Ph.D., this event was a form Faculty of Law’s commitment to carry out regional and international cooperation according to the Asean University Networks Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) accreditation standards. The event was opened by the Head of Undergraduate Program of the Faculty of Law UII Study Program, Dr. Budi Agus Riswandi, S.H., M.Hum., Attended by dozens of participants.

Sonny Zulhada began his lecture by introducing the concept of cyber space to participants. According to him, technological development is impossible to block. Thus, the existence of cyber law is important to encourage development. At the end of 1990, cyber law had been drafted and even became law in European countries.

“The emergence of digital assets causes the basis for cyber law, causing the restructuring of the concept of digital assets,” said Sonny. According to him, although the law is always left behind, but it should not deny the reality of technological development. “This is important so that the law is not too far behind.”

Sonny showed a surprising thing in the middle of his lecture. He showed several pages that can be accessed to see the flow of cyber-attacks throughout the world in real time. One such page is Fireeye.com.According to him, the problem is not when and where a cyber-attack, but who is the culprit and how big is the impact. “That is the legal problem,” he said.

According to Sonny Zulhada, what is often forgotten is that at present, there is a development in the concept of assets that the community is not aware of. This development is the emergence of digital assets. This digital asset is one of them concerning a person’s personal data information. “The emergence of digital assets causes the basis for cyber law, causing the restructuring of the concept of digital assets,” he said.

The development of the industrial revolution 4.0 issue also became a driving force so that the concept of cyber law would soon be developed. According to him, do not rule out the possibility, in the future, artificial intelligence (AI) will replace human functions. This development has become an important legal issue to be examined immediately. Because, there have been several legal cases, such as unmanned cars developed by Ubercrashing into someone in the United States. “Can AI or the system be prosecuted in court?”, Asked Sonny Zulhada to participants.

According to Sonny, competition is the main cause of the development of cyber space and the reason for the importance of developing cyber law. In its development, technological progress must continue to bring positive values ​​to society. “Innovators must not be free of values,” he stressed.

UII Declares the Rejection to the Revision of Law of KPK

Scholars at the Faculty of Law of the Islamic University of Indonesia (FH UII) held a press conference at the Postgraduate Campus of FH UII on Thursday (12/09/2019). On this occasion, the UII academicians expressed their support for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), which is currently being exposed to ‘about to be weakened’ news, through the revision of the KPK Law. UII firmly declines the revision of the KPK Law which weakens the duties, functions, authorities, and independence of that anti-corruption institution.

At the press conference, Vice Rector 3, Dr. Drs. Rohidin, S.H., M.Ag., read the statement of UII’s tenets towards the planned change in the KPK Law by the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI). The tenets of UII are as follows:

  1. Decline all forms of weakening efforts towards the KPK institutions including rejecting the revised Bill on the KPK Law initiative of the DPR.
  2. Urge the DPR to cancel the plan to revise the KPK Law
  3. Demand the President to keep his promise to strengthen the KPK in order to create an Indonesia that is free of corruption, collusion and nepotism
  4. If the revision plan remains in force then we (UII) expressly motion of no confidence (mosi tidak percaya) to all party that involved in ratification of the bill.

The Dean of FH UII, Dr. Abdul Jamil, S.H., M.H., stated that UII was ready to declare a motion of no confidence in any party who supported changes to the KPK Law. UII’s tenet is rejects the revision of the KPK Law. We prepare a motion of no confidence in anyone who supports the weakening of the KPK, including the President “, he said.

Abdul Jamil made the statement right after the reading of the statement of tenets in front of the journalists. “What does it mean? If we roll this motion of no confidence later, we will spread it to others, that we no longer trust parties who have supported the revision of this law, “he stressed.

Beside the motion of no confidence, UII will also submit a judicial review to the Constitutional Court (MK) when lawmakers and executives ratify the draft of KPK Law changes. “If, for example, how come it is still enacted, it means it becomes a law. If it becomes a law, our efforts will carry out a judicial review, that is our effort,” he said.

The plan is that the statement of UII’s tenets will be submitted directly to the Chairperson of the KPK, but failed because the Chairperson of the KPK was unable to attend. Furthermore, UII will send a statement of attitude to the President and the DPR. “Still, we will convey this letter to the President, so that the President will continue to refuse despite through a discussions.”

After the press conference, Abdul Jamil and other UII leaders joined the crowd of UII students to take demonstration at the Special Region of Yogyakarta’s Representative Council (DPRD DIY) and Malioboro Street. While giving speeches at the pickup truck, Abdul Jamil led the group to the Abu Bakar Ali Parking Park, which had been waiting for the combined mass of students from various universities in DIY.

Abdul Jamil hoped that the community would also control the agenda of the revision of KPK Law. “We hope the public will support this action as well, and we will be ready for judicial review once the bill is approved,” he said.

International Investment Law and Transfer of Technology Presents Experts from Switzerland and Hungary

Faculty of Law Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) held an International Seminar entitled International Investment Law and Transfer of Technology, on Thursday (5/9/2019). The event was organized by Faculty of Law UII in collaboration with Swisscontact, the Indonesian Intellectual Property Center Association (ASKII), and Telkom University (UT).

The seminar was divided into two sessions that presented six legal experts from various perspectives to study the phenomenon of technology transfer and intellectual property. In the first session presenting Dr. Kamran Housang Pour, Nandang Sutrisno, SH, MH, LLM, PhD, Dr. Siti Anisah, S.H., M.Hum., and Professor Dr. Sefriani, S.H., M.Hum., As the speakers. While the second session was filled by Professor Fèzer Tamás, Professor Dr. Ni’matul Huda, S.H., M.Hum., Dr. Budi Agus Riswandi, S.H., M.H., and Christoper Cason, JD. The entire material is delivered in English.

During the first session, Dr. Kamran Housang Pour from the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, delivered his expertise on the International Patent Protection System and Transfer of Technology in Foreign Direct Investment. According to him, in this current era, full attention is needed from all aspects of law, on not only technological developments, but also the ‘ideas’ of technologies. According to him, humans have a tendency to ‘share ideas’ in developing technology. These events led to Technology Transfer. According to Kamran, the government has an obligation to protect the Technology Transfer process through policies and laws. “The government should have protection for Technology Transfer”, he stressed in the forum.

Nandang Sutrisno SH, MH, LLM, PhD, delivered material related to Foreign Investment during the Second Term of Joko Widodo. According to Nandang, there have been a lot of policy changes from the first half to the two governments of President Joko Widodo. Nandang said, the investment index during the administration of President Joko Widodo increased in the midterm 2015-2019. The index increased through digital economic growth in Indonesia. According to Nandang, Indonesia has become one of the biggest houses for Unicorns. In fact, the value of Unicorn’s investment in Indonesia has even been able to beat the government’s investment. “GoJek is bigger than Garuda … “added Nandang while giving examples of data.

Unlike Nandang, Dr. Siti Anisah, S.H., M.Hum., showed the horrors of the challenges for investment in Indonesia. According to Siti Anisah, actually Indonesia is a ‘paradise’ for foreign investment. Government policies have made it easy and friendly to foreign investment. However, obstacles actually arise from irresponsible actors. “I think the Indonesian is a heaven for investment, the regulation itself is friendly with investment, but the actor doesn’t,” she said. According to Siti Anisah, Indonesia must immediately improve the law structure and law enforcement of foreign investment policies. She said, the fact is there are many obstacles occurring to foreign investors in Indonesia. “One of them is the price of advocates for foreign investors is more expensive,” she added.

Professor Dr. Sefriani, S.H., M.Hum., expressed her views on the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) from Indonesian perspective. According to Sefriani, the existence would have the potential to harm Indonesia if not seriously discussed by the government. Although used widely by many countries, BIT can be detrimental to Indonesia as it does not specify a clear parameter for its termination. “Many BITs contain unclear parameters for such terms as fair and equal treatment, there is no definition for ‘fair and equal treatment'”, notes Sefriani.

Successful Workshop Training on International Patent Filling

Faculty of Law, Universitas Islam Indonesia in cooperation with Telkom University (TU), the Indonesian Intellectual Property Center Association (ASKII), Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI), successfully held Workshop Training on International Patent Filling on Thursday to Friday, 5th to 6th September 2019. The training was followed by 33 participants from range different institutions. The major participants were practitioner on patent filling at local and national level organization.

The trainer was Dr. Kamran Housang Pour from from the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. With his expertise, he explained important practical knowledge on intellectual patent filling. The material presented by Dr. Kamran was about Declarations under Rule 4.1, Representation of PCT Applicants, Priority Claims and Priority Documents, Correction/Addition of Priority Claims, Correction of Defects in an International Application, Incorporation by Reference, Rectification of Obvious Mistakes, Recording of Changes to Bibliographic Data under PCT Rule 92bis, Functions of the Receiving Office and the International Bureau, International Search and Supplementary International Search, Whether to File a Demand International Preliminary Examination – Procedures and purpose Unity of Invention, International Publication, Access to the File, PCT Fees, Amendments, Entry into the National Phase, Restoration of the Right of Priority, Withdrawal, Simulation And Practices.

At the end of the training, the head of the committee mentioned that “the workshop training is aimed to strengthen the practical experience and knowledge of the participants. Understanding the international patent filling would create strong confident to boost and encourage international patent application especially from Indonesia. Thus, we do hope that Indonesian patent recognised increasingly at international level” said Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto, SH, MH, LLM, PhD.

The training was held around 2 days and at the end the ceremony, the participants received certificate and all the materials of the training.