The Winner of National Round Moot Court Competition in Indonesia


mootcourt.jpgLaw students of the University of Indonesia (UI) and Parahyangan University will represent Indonesia in an international court competition in March in the United States.

They were the winning teams of a three-day national round moot court contest after eliminating other law undergraduates in the 2008 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Jakarta.

The victory qualified the UI and Parahyangan students for the championship in March and April in Washington D.C., where they will face off with contenders from countries worldwide.  

The event was the 7th competition, which was jointly held by the Indonesian Society for International Law and the Constitutional Court. Participants said the contest, held at the Constitutional Court building, proved the ability of Indonesian students to partake in international law events.

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Indonesian Youth Pledge

Pan Mohamad Faiz (New Delhi) and
Haghia Sophia Lubis (Boston)

On October 28, 1928, Indonesian youth nationalists from all over the country proclaimed a historic Youth Pledge, known as “Sumpah Pemuda”, for a unity of homeland, nation and language. This pledge helped Indonesia’s unification in Indonesia’s struggle for Independence. Ever since then, the Youth Pledge has been the quintessential symbol marking youth’s role and involvement in a nation building and development.

As a youth, and as an Indonesian, one could not help but to question whether any development has occur within the youth’s movement in the past 79 years. In evaluating this situation, we shall first analyze the challenges faced by each youth movement. This analysis is needed because the characteristic of a youth’s movement is largely intertwined with the challenges faced by such movement. Hence a comparative analysis on the characterization of the youth’s movement and its challenges before and after 1928 has to be employed.

Youth’s movement before the year of 1928 faces the challenge of colonialism and the repression of any freedom, particularly for any freedom of expression and right to education. This challenge is not only faced by Indonesian youth movement, but almost any other movement in any colonized territory. Specifically in Indonesia, the youth movement is characterized with segregation. This character is due to nature of multicultural Indonesia which is comprised more than 300 ethic groups and 200 different languages that stretch across 1,919,440 km². Along with this nature is the divide et impera’s politic employed by the Dutch colonialism.

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Law Student of University of Indonesia

Hanna Azkiya, a female law student from University of Indonesia (UI) law student, one of my junior colleagues, won the internationally prestigious Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Pseudo-Trial Competition in the United States beating more than 200 participants from 95 universities of other countries, an official said.

Hanna beat over 200 students including those from the U.S., Britain, Australia, Singapore, China and Malaysia, he said, adding that the announcement of the winner made by the committee of the International Law Students Association on March 31 at 9 p.m. local time.

The pseudo-trial in Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition constitutes trial simulation from The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ). This competition was for the first time held by the International Students Association under the aupices of the American Society of International Law in 1960.

According to our Dean, Prof. Hikmahanto Juwana, S.H., LL.M, Ph.D., the oralist is a student acting as solicitor making arguments in response to questions put forwarded by the judges. Besides the requirement of mastering the language used in the competition, the oralist must answer the questions correctly and in the right words and sentences during the trial. She gave explanations to queries from a panel of judges. Of course, an oralist must have language skills and must be smart enough to give reasonable arguments.

Hanna Azkiya, born in October 10, 1986, has participated in the Jessup competition twice. She once became the best speaker in the maritime pseudo trial n Sydney, Australia, in 2005. Hanna who was a Al-Azhar Senior High School graduate in Kemang, Jakarta, also became the best oralist in the Jessup national round competition in Jakarta at the beginning of this year .

Due to her fabulous achievement, Justice and Human Rights Minister Hamid Awaluddin wanted to meet her and other team members, and would accompany them to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. This year, UI sent a team of four students to the event. They are Hanna, Fitria Chairani, Harjo Winoto and Hadyu Ikrami. They were accompanied by Tiza Mafira (coach) and Dewi Safitri Reni (assistant coach).

Well, on behalf of Class 2001, I sent you my sincere gratitude and bunch of lovely thanks. Keep up the good work and someday we’ll see how you beat other int’l lawyers in International Forum. So, no more islands can be taken by other countries.

Jaya Indonesia!

First FLG Congress and Manifesto


“Announcement of the First Congress and the
Manifesto of Youth and Indonesia Across-Generation”

The Forum Lintas Generasi will hold its first Congress in Depok, West Java, Indonesia, November, 8 – November, 10, 2006, with the theme “Moral & Cultural Aspects; Law, Power, Economics, & Politics: Heroes and Young People Role’s in this Democratic era. The Congress will be hosted jointly by the Forum Lintas Generasi, Student’s Executive Board of Law Faculty of University of Indonesia, Faculty of Law and the Centre for Women and Gender’s Studies, University of Indonesia.

Call for Papers and Paper Organizers

The Congress will address a number of related themes and issues pertaining to Heroes and Young People Role’s in this Democratic era, especially in the context of the relations between Moral & Cultural Aspects; Law, Power, Economics, & Politics processes which affect the every era of country as they pursue their various activities.

While the congress symposia are comparative in nature and ask for papers from all over the world, a major focus will be on issues particularly relevant to South and Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. Here we are taking the papers from the International School scholar and International Organization Representative in Jakarta. In the historical development and contemporary situation in these regions, the Moral & Cultural landscapes are undergoing rapid change, and it has a different means in every place. Local populations, non-governmental and governmental agencies alike are faced with immense challenges posed by the plurality and differences point of view in Moral and Cultural means. Besides these issues, Heroes and Young People Role’s also play an important role in the organization and legitimating of governance, of social, political and economic relationships, and the administration of justice. Like meaning of heroes in differences of people point of view, in the context of globalisation, international and transnational rules and conventions as well as international actors, governmental and non-governmental organisations increasingly add to the earlier forms of complexity.

The Congress will attract participants from all over the world including people from various academic backgrounds, such as law, anthropology, sociology, development studies and gender studies as well as practitioners (social workers, NGO members, dispute mediators, legal advocates, planners, state officials, political activists, students or even squalid and homeless getting through their point of view) who in their work are confronted with these issues.

The Congress will address a number of issues that will form the core themes of the symposia and panels. The following outline is in the preparatory stages. The symposia and panels will be more closely focused in cooperation with panel organizers and the local organizing committee. Moreover, interested colleagues are invited to suggest additional proposals for panels, and proposals by participants from less developed countries as well as joint panels organized by northern and southern scholars, International School scholars and also International Organization Representative in Jakarta are very welcome.

Bahasa Indonesia is the official language of Indonesia. English is quite understood by most of Indonesian citizen. On this Congress, the stages will be asking by using English or Indonesia language. The participants may have either one of these language.

People who are interested in organising panels, either the ones listed below or new ones, are invited to notify the local organising committee latest by1st October, 2006. The panel organisers will be expected to submit the description (themes, issues, questions) of their panels for general information.

Abstracts of papers are to be submitted to panel organisers, with a copy to the local organising committee by 17th October, 2006. Completed papers are to be submitted to the panel organisers by 27th October, 2006.

Proposed symposia and panels for the congress

Symposium I: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Panel 1: Moral & Cultural Problems in this Democratic era

Symposium II: Heroes and Young People’s Role in this Democratic era
Panel 1: Young People Roles in Devolution of Power and Legal Change
Panel 2: Globalization, Market and Law through the Young People’s Role

Symposium III: The Abolishment of this Nation’s Moral and Cultural Values in the Political Life of this Country
Panel 1: Moral Degradation and Cultural Consideration in the Decision Making Process and the Concrete Implementations in all Sectors
Panel 2: Young People and Good Governance(HS Dillon)
Panel 3: Achieving Millennium Development Goals

The conference will be hosted jointly by the Forum Lintas Generasi, Student’s Executive Board of Law Faculty of University of Indonesia, Law Faculty and the Centre for Women and Gender’s Studies, University of Indonesia.

The secretariat for the congress will be located in the Student Centre in Law Faculty of University of Indonesia, with Intan Hadidjah as the Executive Secretary.


The fee for Congress members is US $ 20 each. Accommodation for the congress members will be most probably in Makara Hotel located in the campus of University of Indonesia in Depok. The definitive choice of the hotels and their prices are still under negotiation. The probable costs will be around 45 US $ for a single room, and 56 US $ for a double room (US$ 28 per person), including accommodation and all meals. Further information will be provided in subsequent communication.

Travel and Participation Grants

There is a probability that the organising committee will find funding for a limited number of persons, especially from South and Southeast Asia, to attend both the congress. Those who wish to attend the congress are strongly advised to seek funding from their own sources, due to the limited funding available.

In addition to the grants for congress, there will hopefully be some funds for persons interested in presenting papers at the congress. These funds will be used to (co-)finance travel and accommodation costs of scholars and participants from less developed countries.

Important Deadlines

  1. Panel organizers to notify the local organizing committee (Paku Utama) of their intention to organise a panel (if possible with panel description – key themes, issues and questions) – October 1st, 2006.
  2. Panel description – Submission by panel organizers of panel description to the local organising committee – October 10th, 2006.
  3. Information regarding panels (organizers and description of panels) to be posted via email – October 17th, 2005.
  4. Submission of paper abstracts to panel organizers, with a copy to the local organizing committee – October 27th, 2006.
  5. Submission of papers – 1st November, 2006.

Contact Persons

Chairman of Forum Lintas Generasi
Paku Utama
Student Centre at Faculty of Law,
University of Indonesia
Tel: 08128427201
Forum Lintas Generasi Yahoo Groups:

Secretariat of Forum Lintas Generasi
Intan Hadidjah
Jalan Duren Tiga Buntu no 41, Kalibata
Tel: 08151641481/ 02193053827

Collecting for the papers can be sent to:

Paku Utama (Indonesia):

Intan Hadidjah (Indonesia):

Gisca Nuranissa (South-East Asia):

Pan Mohamad Faiz (South Asia):

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