FH Unsyiah Discusses Regional Autonomy for Indonesian law Development

06.12.2018 Humas

Law Faculty, University of Syiah Kuala held a seminar and call paper which lasted two days at the campus hall, December 5-6, 2018. The seminar discussed the role of regional autonomy in developing the legal system in Indonesia, followed by 19 universities from Indonesia.

Chairperson of the Committee, Dr. Sulaiman Tripa, Wednesday (12/5), said that this theme was interesting topic considering that regional autonomy opened opportunities for regions to produce legal products. With this opportunity, we can contribute to developing the legal system in Indonesia. This seminar is also a strategic momentum to introduce and demonstrate the development of the laws that apply in Aceh.

Unsyiah's Dean of Law Faculty, Prof. Ilyas Ismail, said that regional autonomy in Indonesia has experienced up and down in the past 10 years. Regional autonomy can also bring up the special autonomy, such as in Aceh which runs its local wisdom and does not clash with state regulations. But on the other hand, not all autonomy can be carried out optimally. Supposedly with the existence of regional autonomy law and regulation, the characteristic of a region can become a unifying nation, not vice versa.

Vice Rector I Unsyiah, Prof. Marwan, appreciates this activity which according to him can be a place to exchange ideas and discuss national legal systems in the context of regional autonomy. Regional autonomy, in the reform era has had a positive impact on the region in managing its government. This can be seen in Aceh Province which has special autonomy in regional management, so that it can produce qanun.

"This is very interesting to discuss, so that the regulations resulting from regional autonomy in the form of local wisdom do not intersect with the rules of state law," said Marwan.

This activity presents the main speakers from various circles, such as Prof. Esmi Warassih (Undip), Prof. Ilyas Ismail and Prof. Husni Jalil (Unsyiah), Prof. Faisal A Rani (Regional XIII Higher Education Service Institution), Dr. M. Jafar (Aceh Government), and Muhammad Siddiq Armia PhD (UIN Ar-Raniry). In addition, 37 call paper papers will be presented with various themes, such as regional law products, Islamic law, agrarian law, special autonomy, gender studies, and village law products.

Law faculty is also cooperates with the Constitutional Court video conference manager to facilitate broadcasting seminars directly at the 34 Constitutional Court Video Conference networks. (Humy Unsyiah / fer)