The 4th Indonesian Constitutional Court International Symposium

“Constitutional Court, Religion and Constitutional Right Protection”
Bandung, Indonesia September 15-16, 2021

Prof. Dr. Saldi Isra, S.H., MPA.
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Saldi Isra, S.H., MPA., a Law Professor at Andalas Universty, currently serves as one of Constitutional Justices at Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia for the 2017-2022 term. He earned his degrees from Andalas University (Bachelor Degree of Law), University of Malaya (Master’s in Public Administration), and Gadjah Mada Uiversity (Doctorate Degree of Law). While teaching at Andalas University, he was known to be a prolific writer, both in the media as well as national and international scientific journals.
Prof. Dr. Enny Nurbaningsih, S.H.,M.Hum.
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Enny Nurbaningsih, S,H., M.Hum, a Law Professor at Gadjah Mada University, currently serves as one of Constitutional Justices at Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia for the 2018-2023 term. Previously, she served as Head of the National Law Development Agency (BPHN) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. She earned her degrees from Gadjah mada university (Bachelor Degree of Law and Doctorate Degree of Law) and Padjajaran University (Master Degree in Constitutional Law).
Dr. I Dewa Gede Palguna, S.H., M.H.
Faculty of Law, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia
I Dewa Gede Palguna was born in Bali on December 24, 1961. A lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Udayana University (since 1988 to the present). 1999-2003: as a member of People Consultative Assembly representing Regional Delegation of Bali; 2003-2008 and 2015-2020: Justice at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia.
Prof. Engin Yıldırım
Turkish Constitutional Court, Turkey
Engin Yıldırım has been a justice at the Turkish Constitutional Court since 2010 and was the vice-president of the Court between 2015 and 2019. Before his appointment to the Court, he worked at the University of Sakarya. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Manchester.
Prof. Dr. M. Guntur Hamzah, S.H., M.H
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. M. Guntur Hamzah, S.H., M.H is a Law Professor in Constitutional Law at Hasanuddin University. Currently he serves as a Secretary General of Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia. He earned his degrees from Hasanuddin University (Bachelor Degree of Law), Padjajaran University (Master Degree in Constitutional Law) and Airlangga University (Doctorate Degree of Law).
Nadirsyah Hosen
Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia, Australia
Nadirsyah Hosen teaches Law at Monash University, with particular interests in human rights and constitutional law. He is internationally known for his expertise in Shari'a and Indonesian law. His academic profile can be seen here:
Prof. Farid Sufian bin Shuaib
Faculty of Law, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia, Malaysia
Farid Sufian Shuaib obtained his LLB (Hons) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and was immediately offered a teaching post at the Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM in 1993. He completed his LLM from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and obtained his PhD in Law from IIUM. He received and completed research grants on administration of Islamic law, media law and constitutional law. He published widely in Malaysian and international journals. Among his books are Administration of Islamic Law in Malaysia: Text and Material; Powers and Jurisdiction of Syariah Courts in Malaysia; Constitutional Law of Malaysia: Text and Commentary; and Media Law in Malaysia published by LexisNexis, Pearson and WoltersKluwer respectively. He has been invited to visit and to deliver seminars in universities in England, Netherlands,Turkey and Indonesia. His writings are referred to in the judgments of superior courts in Malaysia. He was a Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) between February and March 2016.
Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic, Ph.D.
International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), Austria
The speaker is chairperson and professor in international law and global political studies, Vienna, Austria. He has authored eight books (for American and European publishers) and numerous articles on, mainly, geopolitics energy and technology. Professor is editor of the NY-based GHIR (Geopolitics, History and Intl. Relations) journal, and editorial board member of several similar specialized magazines on three continents. His 9th book, ‘No Asian Century’ is scheduled for Fall 2021.
Prof. Muhammad Siddiq Armia, M.H., Ph.D.
Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN AR-Raniry Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Prof. Muhammad Siddiq Armia, Ph.D is a Professor of Law at Faculty of Sharia and Law at State Islamic University (UIN) Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh. His research interests are Constitutional Courts, Comparative Constitutional Law, and, Islamic Constitutionalism. He attained his degrees from Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN Ar-Raniry (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia (LL.M) and Anglia Ruskin University (Ph.D).
Prof. Muhammad Ekramul Haque, Ph.D.
Department of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Prof. Muhammad Ekramul Haque, PhD. is a Professor of Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka, of which he is also an alumnus. He earned a Gold Medal for his academic achievements at the University. He did his PhD in Constitutional Law and International Law at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is the Coordinator of the Clinical Legal Education Programme and an Additional Director of the IQAC in the Faculty of Law. He acts as a resource person for the training of Judges and Government Officials in Bangladesh. He has published research articles on Constitutional Law, Human Rights and different issues of Muslim Family law in peer-reviewed law journals. He is the author of three books: Law of Contract, Muslim Family Law and Islamic Law of Inheritance. He has received many awards and scholarships, which includes: Monash Law Deans Award (Australia); Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Australia); Monash Graduate Scholarship (Australia); Scholarship by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland. He has presented papers at conferences held in different countries including Australia, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Finland and the USA. He is now working on a book project on the constitutional law of Bangladesh to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Constitution of Bangladesh. His current works include: State Volume Editor, Bangladesh, in the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia [EPILA], BRILL NIJHOFF, 2021 (Forthcoming), Book Project on the Constitutional Law of Bangladesh to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Constitution of Bangladesh 2022 (Forthcoming), Monograph on ‘Bangladesh’ in International Encyclopaedia of Constitutional Law, edited by Prof. André Alen & Prof. David Haljan, in International Encyclopaedia of Constitutional Law, Kluwer Law International 2022 (Forthcoming).
Prof. Dr. Tarun Arora
Central University Of Punjab, Bathinda, India
Prof. Tarun Arora serving as a Professor and Dean of School of Legal Studies at Central University of Punjab, India. Also associated with United Nations Development Programme as an Expert on International Biodiversity Law and Life Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. His areas of expertise are Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and Human Rights. Involved in research on Climate Change and Energy Law, Rights of Indigenous People, Human Rights and published number of papers thereon.
Prof. Dr. Ni'Matul Huda, S.H., M.Hum.
Faculty of Law, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia
The speakers was born in Blitar on 2 Februartt 1964. She earned her degrees from Universitas Islam Indonesia (Bachelor Degree of Law and Doctorate Degree of Law) and Padjajaran University (Master Degree of Law). She earned her professorship in Constitutional Law in 2016 from Universitas Islam Indonesia, Currently she serves as Law Professor at Universitas Islam Indonesia and as visiting professor at Sebelas Maret University, Riau State University, Islamic University of Riau.
Associate Professor Dr. Kerstin Steiner, LL.M.
Law School, La Trobe University, Australia
Dr. Kerstin Steiner is an Associate Professor at the Law School, La Trobe University and Senior Associate at CILIS as well as Associate at ALC both at the University of Melbourne. She specialises in Southeast Asian legal studies, and researches on the intersection of law, politics, economics and society, especially with regard to Islam. She has held numerous visiting positions (incl. Centre for Socio-Legal Research at Oxford University; University of Malaya, Osaka University) and presented her research extensively at a range of highly prestigious national and international institutions and conferences. Her notable publications in the area of Islam, law and human rights include volumes on Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia (with Tim Lindsey); chapters on Islam, Law and Human Rights of Women in Malaysia: CEDAW in Malaysia in Niamh Reilly (ed) International Human Rights of Women and ‘The Challenges for Human Rights in Asia: Islam and the Patchwork System for Freedom of Religion in Malaysia’ in Bernd Kannowski and Kerstin Steiner (eds) Regional Human Rights. Her forthcoming contributions are ‘The First Decade of Female Judges in the Malaysian Syariah Judiciary: Promises to Keep and Miles to Go’ in Melissa Crouch (ed) Women and the Judiciary in the Asia-Pacific and ‘Access to Justice and Legal Aid in the Syariah Courts in Malaysia: A colourful but Threadbare Patchwork System’ in Helena Whalen-Bridge (ed) The Role of Lawyers in Access to Justice: Asian and Comparative Perspectives. She was guest editor (with Dominik Mueller) for a volume on ‘The Bureaucratisation of Islam in Southeast Asia: Transdisciplinary Perspectives’ in a 2018 special volume for the Current Journal of Southeast Asian Affairs.
Dian A.H Shah, LL.B., LL.M., SJD.
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr Dian A H Shah is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, NUS. She completed her LL.M and SJD degrees at Duke University Law School, and prior to that she graduated with an LL.B from Warwick University. Her research interests span the fields of law and religion, comparative constitutional law, and human rights, and her work focuses on the interaction of law, religion, and politics in plural and divided societies. Dian is the author of Constitutions, Religion and Politics in Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka (CUP 2017) and the co-editor of a volume on Law and Society in Malaysia: Pluralism, Religion and Ethnicity (Routledge 2018). She has also published in the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON), Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, and the Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law. She served as the Deputy Editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law (AsJCL) and the Editor of the AsJCL’s Special Issue on ‘Religion and Constitutional Practices in Asia’ (forthcoming, December 2018). She is currently working on her second monograph, which explores the dynamics between constitutional integrity and political change in democratizing Asian countries.
Alfitri, S.Ag., M.Ag., LL.M., Ph.D.
Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris, Samarinda, Indonesia
Alfitri is an Associate Professor of Faculty of Sharia and Law, State Islamic University (UIN) Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris Samarinda. He is a socio-legal scholar with formal training in Islamic law. He obtained LL.B. (Sharia) and M.A. in Islamic Law from UIN Sunan Kalijaga, LL.M. from the University of Melbourne, and Ph.D. Law from the University of Washington, where he was a Fulbright scholarship recipient. His teaching and research interests are Islamic law and its intersection with law and society and law and religion in Indonesia. He has published his works in the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, Journal of Law & Religion, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, and Studia Islamika. His monograph “Islamic Law and Society in Indonesia: Corporate Zakat Norms and Practices in Islamic Banks” is forthcoming at the end of 2021 with Routledge.
Dr. Muchamad Ali Safaat, S.H., M.H.
Faculty of Law, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia
Muchamad Ali Safa'at, Associate Professor in constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawiajaya. Bachelor's degree was obtained from the Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawijaya in 1998. Master's degree in Legal Studies was obtained from the University of Indonesia in 2004. Doctoral degree in Law was obtained from the University of Indonesia in 2009. I currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawijaya. Email [email protected].
Boldizsár Szentgáli-Tóth, LL.M., Ph.D.
Research fellow at the Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies, Budapest., Hungary
Boldizsár Szentgáli-Tóth is a Research Fellow at Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Budapest, Hungary. He earned his Comparative Constitutional Law Master from Central European University (CEU), Budapest and his Ph.D degree from Eotvos Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest. He is interested in Cardinal law; legislation with qualified majority; parliamentary law; the limitation of fundamental rights; the jurisprudence of the ECTHR; the law of citizenship; and problem of legislative omission in the legislative jurisprudence. The speaker can be contacted through e-mail at [email protected].
Andy Omara, S.H., M.Pub&IntlLaw., PhD.
Universitas Gadjah Mada School of Law, Indonesia
Dr. Andy Omara is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Gadjah Mada University School of Law, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He graduated from S.H (LL.B). Gadjah Mada University; Master of Public &International Law (M.Pub&IntLaw), Univ. of Melbourne and Ph.D. Univ. of Washington. His primary research /teaching areas are Indonesian Constitutional Law, Indonesian Legislative Process, Judicial review, The Indonesian Judiciary, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Human Rights.
Khairil Azmin Mokhtar, LL.M., Ph.D.
International Islamic University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Assoc Prof Dr Khairil Azmin Mokhtar is a senior law lecturer teaching at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia. He obtained PhD in Law from Aberystwyth University, Wales, United Kingdom. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 28 years in various law courses including constitutional law, administrative law, human rights, comparative constitutional laws. He has held various administrative appointments including the Head of Department, Deputy Dean and Postgraduate Coordinator. He has supervised many PhD and master students successfully in various topics such as constitutional law, comparative constitutions, democracy and human rights. He has co-authored several books including ‘Democratic Transition and Constitutional Justice: Post Reformasi Constitutional Adjudication in Indonesia' and ‘Administration of Islamic Affairs in Malaysia'. He is also the editor of several books including 'Constitutional Law and Human Rights in Malaysia' and 'Election Law'. He has contributed more than 100 publications as chapters in books and journal articles in international and local journals as well as conference papers in local and international conferences.
Zaenal Muttaqin, M.A., Ph.D.
UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta, Indonesia
I am a lecturer at the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Dakwah at State Islamic University Raden Mas Said Surakarta. I earned my BA in Qur'anic Studies from the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, and two MAs from the Centre for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS) at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta and the Department of Religion at Temple University, US. I earned my PhD from the Department of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester, UK. My PhD thesis looks for theological basis for interreligious relationship from the early phase of Qur'anic interpretation (tafsir). My research interest is on Qur'anic studies, interreligious dialogue, and sociology of religion. I wrote some publication such as, among others, “Farid Esack’s Qur’anic Hermeneutics of Pluralism for Interreligious Cooperation in Indonesia”, "Reinterpretasi Dakwah Islam untuk Mengatasi Problem-Problem Kemanusiaan", "Sunan Kudus’ Legacy on Cross-cultural Da’wa", “Challenging Secularism: Considering Islam and State in Indonesia”, etc. I can be reached at [email protected].
Ahmad Rofii, S.Ag., M.A., LL.M., Ph.D
IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon, Indonesia
Ahmad Rofii is a lecturer at State Institute of Islamic Studies Cirebon Indonesia. He holds a PhD in law from Monash University, Australia. He received his bachelor’s degree (S.Ag) and Master’s Degree (MA), in Islamic law, from UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. His second master’s degree is in law (LL.M) from The University of Melbourne, Australia. His research covers Islamic law and Islamic legal theory, the relationship between constitutionalism and religion, Indonesian constitutionalism and comparative legal studies. He has published journal articles on Islamic law, Islamic legal theory, and comparative constitutionalism.
Cekli Setya Pratiwi, S.H., LL.M., MCL.
The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand
Cekli Setya Pratiwi is a PhD Candidate of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University. She is a senior lecturer of Law Faculty of University of Muhammadiyah Malang and researcher on Law and Human Rights. She hold a Bachelor of Law (SH.) from Brawijaya University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) on International and European Protection of Human Rights, Utrecht University - the Netherlands, and Master of Comparative Law (MCL) from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA. She is actively engage in various conferences at the national, regional and international levels. Currently, she is doing various research projects, namely (1) Root Cause of Hate Speech in Malaysia (2019-2021) works with ARTICLE19 in London, (2) Freedom of Religion in Indonesia Using UPR Approach, Collaborative Project with APHR, IPPFoRB, and the IPHR of Mahidol University (2019-2021). Her recent publications are (1) Blasphemy Law as A Structural Violence: A Challenge to Maintaining Sustainable Peace. MWJHR-De Gruyter (2021); (2) Bridging the Gap Between Cultural Relativism and Universality of Human Rights: Indonesia Attitudes, JILS 5, [2020] 449-478. For further information of her books, papers, or other scientific works can be accessed at Scopus ID: 157221861823; Orcid ID: 0000-003-3848-1113; Sinta ID: 6675766.
Neha Tripathi, LL.B., LL.M.
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, India
Ms. Neha Tripathi specializes in Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law. She is a graduate of NLIU, Bhopal and School of Law, KIIT UNIVERSITY. She teaches Administrative Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Interpretation of Statutes in MNLU, Aurangabad. She has published various articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and presented papers at national and international conferences, on various issues of Constitutional Law and Human Rights. She has been presented with the "Emerging Law Teacher" Award by Indian National Bar Association. She received an award for the paper on “Power to Grant Pardons: Controversies and Contradictions” presented at a Conference “The Vista of Constitutional Law”, organised by Colloquium Opus, at National Law University, Odisha. She also received a Researcher Award for being a member of the winning team, 29th Bar Council of India Moot Court Competition. She was also adjudged 2nd (Runners Up), in the Law Quiz, conducted as a part of 11th Justa Causa Law Festival, organised by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Ms. Neha has been actively involved in various centers and committees as faculty member during her assignment at MNLU, Aurangabad, NUSRL, Ranchi and School of Law, Sharda University. She is also on board as reviewer and editor of a few online journals. She is the Faculty Convenor of Moot Court Committee at MNLU, Aurangabad. She has also organised various National-level competitions and conferences like 3rd Anand Swaroop Gupta Memorial Moot Court Competition, organised by School of Law, Sharda University in 2018.
Muzayyin Ahyar, M.Si.
Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris Samarinda, Indonesia
Muzayyin Ahyar, born in Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia. He achieved his master degrees from postgraduate program at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta. Now, He is a lecturer at Faculty of Sharia and law in Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris State Islamic University, Samarinda.
Tri Sulistianing Astuti, S.I.P
School of Government and Public Policy Indonesia, Indonesia
Tri Sulistianing Astuti is a graduate student at the School of Public Policy Indonesia. She was selected as a participant in the Venice Summer School 2021, which discussed “Free Speech, Its Primacy, and Challenge”, held by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and ResetDOC. Tri has a bachelor degree from Gadjah Mada University, majoring in Mass Communication. She wrote articles on several books chapter related to politics, communication, and public policy.
Anubhav Kumar, B.A., LL.B.(Hons.).
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, India
Anubhav Kumar is LL.M. (master’s in law) Student of Constitutional Law at Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad. He completed his graduate education in law (B.A. LL. B Hons) from School of Law University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun with specialization in Energy laws in year 2020. He Specializes in Constitutional, Human Rights and Energy laws. He has written for numerous journals, blogs and editorials on various legal subjects and won accolades from reputed law schools in India. Anubhav has also co-founded a research and communication group, The Analysis to undertake socio-legal policy research in India.