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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) have an impact to all of activity in this world. The system changed to online not only at the studying process, but also all academic activities were held online. Online system such an alternative to reduce transmission rate of coronavirus.

Youngsan University organize 6th Joint International Conference at June 30, 2020. This activity was usually carried out offline by presenting several speakers who presented their own topics. Committee of this international conference was struggled some way to held this agenda with paid some attention to the situation during this pandemic. This 6th Joint international conference was held online by the title “The 6th Joint International Webinar on Freedom and Responsibilities”.

The webinar was organized by inviting speakers from four different universities who presented their topics online. There were 11 speakers from four participating universities. They were Prof. Jawahir Thontowi, Ari Wibowo SH, S.H.I., M.H., Dr. Abdul Jamil and Dodik Setiawan, Ph.D as speakers from Islamic University of Indonesia. Dr. Beumhoo Jang, Yulio Iqbal, Galih Dwi Ramadhan, Malik Arslan and Fawad Mustafa as representatives from Youngsan University. Prof. Eddy Pratomo from Pancasila University, and Prof. Edy Lisdyono from University of 17 August 1945 Semarang.

Speakers were also came from various groups, they were lecturers and students. Yulio Iqbal and Galih Dwi were student speakers form Faculty of Law who currently taking a joint degree at Youngsan University. Both of them came from Indonesia, exactly they were alumnus from bachelor degree at Islamic University of Indonesia. Malik Arslan and Fawad Mustafa are also students speakers who are studying at Youngsan University, both from Pakistan. They presented the topic very well, look like lecturer speakers who had doctorates and professors.Speakers were presented different topics in this webinar. The combination of topics presented makes the webinar more interesting. Prof. Jawahir Thontowi attended the topic of Freedom of Human Rights and Discrimination which raised the conditions of human rights freedom in Indonesia and international. Dr. Abdul Jamil along with Dodik Setiawan, Ph.D. conveyed issue of the readiness of the justice system related to the existing pandemic under the title “The Readiness of E-Court System in Indonesia Post Covid-19”. Both of them said that e-court system was a good alternative to reduce physical contact between humans, especially in this pandemic condition. Ari Wibowo, S.H., S.H.I., M.H., shared his knowledge about The Restriction on the Right to Hold Opinions and Freedom of Expression in the Indonesian Context, this topics closely related to the recent condition of Indonesia where freedom of opinion was disrupted. Prof. Beumhoo Jang as a representative of Youngsan University brought the topic of Financial Disputes Settlement System in Korea and The U.K. Prof. Eddy Pratomo from Pancasila University firmly related the Legal Prespective: Freedom and Responsibility. Prof. Edy Lisdiyono discussed the Indonesian government’s policies related to the existence of a pandemic, by the title “Indonesian Government Legal Policies to Business Activities During the Corona Virus Pandemics”. The topic presented by the student speakers was interested too, Yulio Iqbal conveyed the Freedom of Academic, The Freedom of Speech of Academician Indonesia Case Study by raising the terror case of the Constitutional Law Professor in Indonesia lately. Galih Dwi Ramadhan discussed freedom in the world of technology with the title of presentation “Freedom and Responsibility of the Internet to Use Digital Image and Software Based on the Copyright Law Prespective”. Malik Arslan came with the topic “Impact of Covid-19 on Pakistan Domestic Industries and Regional Trade”, while Fawas Mustafa related the comparison of existing bank systems in Pakistan and other countries with the title presentation “Pakistan Banking Policies and International Banking Policies”.

All of speakers gave presentations in a very interesting, concise and clear manner so as to make the webinar held smoothly even though it was held online. The webinar was attended by around 50 participants from various different universities. Carried out for approximately two and a half hours, the webinar that was held successfully made the participants let go of each other long since the majority of participants who participated knew each other.

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) announced its pandemic status on 11 March 2020, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) has become a major challenge that must be addressed and resolved by all countries in the world. The rapid spread and distributed of this virus has led to the death of a large number of infected victims. On the other hand, the impact caused by Covid-19 is like a domino effect that not only attacks one sector but almost all sectors related to the needs of humanity around the world.

Responding to the situation, the Base for International Law and ASEAN Legal Studies (BILALS) in collaboration with Faculty of Law, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) held an online seminar on “New Global Governance System Post-Covid-19 Pandemic” on Thursday, 14 May 2020. The seminar also invited speakers from different countries, including Dr. Da Lu (China), Cristopher Cason JD (United States), Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto S.H., M.H., LL.M., Ph.D., Gemilang Nur Mahardika S.H., LL.M., and Yaries Mahardika Putro S.H. (Indonesia). The seminar, moderated by Haekal Al Asyari S.H, opened with remarks made by Dodik, as Director of BILALS. In his remarks, he said, “These conditions should not prevent us from continuing to learn and spreading benefits the community, and hopefully this seminar can bring new knowledge and experience to the wider community,” Dodik said.

As the first speaker, Dr. Da Lu presented the theme of the presentation in the form of “Chinese Perspective: Timeline of the Pandemic and WHO Communication during Post-Covid-19.” In his presentation, he explained the development of Covid-19 in China, particularly in Wuhan, where he lived. ‘Beginning on January 23, 2020, Wuhan officially adopted a lock-down policy for its citizens. This policy was adopted to break the chain of distribution of Covid-19 in Wuhan. However, the implementation of this policy has an impact on the cessation of the economic wheels in Wuhan during the lock-down period and also, from the point of view of the Constitutional, the implementation of the state of emergency is often a half-way point”.

With the spread of Covid-19 to all countries around the world, not a few countries around the world are trying to hold China liable for this situation. Such as the United States, a few time ago, the United States openly asked for compensation for the losses suffered as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. However, it is undeniably true that this stance is more politicized than the legal facts that arise. “The stance of the U.S. government is nothing more than a political stance, and if the law is examined, the evidence will not be found,” said Christopher Cason.

In addition, on the international trade issue, Covid-19 has an impact on international trade transactions and global investment. Restrictions and even the closure of the territory of a country have almost stopped the transaction process in these two sectors. Therefore, in order to overcome this, Gemilang suggested that “it is very necessary to take a firm stance in a situation like this. There are only two options available in this situation, that is, to keep implementing the international trade law regime with all its limitations or to create a new legal regime in the field of international trade in order to adapt to current conditions”.

 

As a next speaker, Yaries stated that “With the large number of infected and dead victims caused by the Covid-19 in Europe, the EU Government agreed to disburse large funds in order to prevent this case. The funds are allocated, among others, to the needs of medical equipment, support funds to Member States, funding of vaccine research and other activities to break the chain of spread of this virus in Europe, “said Yaries.

As a closing presentation, the Director of BILALS presented a presentation entitled “WHO Governance during Post-Covid-19.” He explained that “A health policy reform is needed at both the international and national levels from all aspects affected by Covid-19. Policy reforms include the imposition of sanctions, punishment and rewards for each party in order to improve compliance with the policy, increase collaboration and cooperation to prevent incidents such as this, and increase the transparency of information provided by the WHO to all its Member States so that the country’s alertness process in dealing with the similar cases may be as high as possible.’

A total of 453 registered participants came from different regions of Indonesia and abroad with different professional backgrounds, such as students, lecturers, academics, civil servants, judges, notaries and lawyers.

The Entire Civitas Academia of the Faculty of Law Universitas Islam Indonesia Mourned the Death of One of Our Alumnae. Tommy Apriando was former student of Faculty of Law UII Year 2007. His path as a journalist, social activist, and alumnae may give great inspiration toward the younger students after him. Rest in Peace. May Allah give him Jannah.

The Faculty of Law of the Universitas Islam Indonesia (FH UII) held a Workshop on Digital Literacies in Legal Education on Monday (December 2nd, 2019). The Workshop program was filled by speakers from FH UII internally an At least, this workshop was attended by around 50 participants who were lecturers, teaching staff, academic staff, and students in the Faculty of Law UII.d also invited professors from the United States.

Through the workshop, FH UII wanted to open up insights to its academic staff to be able to exploit the potential of digital literacy. The workshop was filled by two speakers: Assoc. Prof. Jayne Lammers, Ph.D. and Abdurrahman Al-Faqiih, S.H., M.A., L.LM.

The first speaker, Assoc. Prof. Jayne Lammers, Ph.D. originating from the United States explained, the development of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 has brought great changes in the world of education. The pattern of students and young people has changed, from previously doing literacy studies through books, now turning to digital literacy. The intended digital literacy is very broad, covering the internet and social media. But, according to Jayne Lammers, the majority of people use digital technology for entertainment purposes only.

Jayne Lammers shows one of the results of his research on digital literacies. The research included the case of a child named Eve. Based on Jayne’s findings, a child named Eve who has a hobby of playing the game ‘The Sims’ experienced a period of anxiety after graduating from high school. Eve didn’t know what to do after high school. While doing her hobby playing the game ‘The Sims’, Eve began to make a story based on the simulation game. He also wrote the story on his blog page. While writing, Eve also learned image editing techniques, coding, and several other technologies to support the story she made. In addition, in the end, Eve was known as a professional writer by utilizing the technology she learned.

Jayne Lammers also explained the concept of Personal Learning Network (PLN). Based on this concept, students should be able to utilize social media to improve their pre-profession world. Using PLN, students can follow professional accounts and start self-branding.

The second speaker, Abdurahman, puts more emphasis on the use of digital sources in legal research. According to Abdurahman, UII has facilitated many conveniences in digital literacy. “The question is whether you already know?” Abdurahman said.

The Faculty of Law of UII in collaboration with Youngsan University held the Global Collaboration Program (3-18 January 2019) in Busan, South Korea. For students who are interested in participating in this activity please register at the link: http://bit.ly/partialScholarshipFHUII

 

 

Registration deadline: November 27th, 2019 at 13.00 pm

For those who are selected/pass the selection, they will get a partial scholarship from FH UII