Center of Legal Pluralism Studies (CLEP)
– History of Establishment:
Along with the policy of revitalization of all units and study centers at Faculty of Law of Airlangga University by the end of 2015, together with several other new study centers, establishment of Center for Legal Pluralism Studies was proposed.
The proposed establishment of Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLeP) is based on the reason that so far there was no similar study center. The only existing centers of study focused on studying certain legal areas based on relevant positive law. Meanwhile based on the perspective of legal pluralism, we can see that outside of positive law (as the law made by the state) there are also many other types and forms of rule of law created and maintained by the people who actually serve as a guide of behavior by community in question. This type of law is what an Austrian legal scholar named Eugen Ehrlich called a living law.
A good rule of law is rule of law that is in line with the realities of the dynamics that exist in society. All law is created and destined to govern society. While between positive law and living law are two distinct entities, in reality they affect each other.
thus, the study of living law is clearly an urgency of great importance to the study of law-as well as the study of the positive law itself as the core of the science of law. The study of customary law, for example, which is now becoming increasingly important as the increasing awareness of the importance of protecting the existence of indigenous peoples’ customary units, is clearly a study of the law that goes into the living law category.
Unfortunately, there has not been a single study center under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Airlangga University that focuses its mission to examine types of laws that fall into this living law category. Departing from this vacuum, and with awareness of the importance of study of the various types of laws that fall into the living law category, establishment of a Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLeP) Center as a study center below the auspices of Faculty of Law of Airlangga University which focuses on studying the types of law outside the positive law was proposed.
Through a series of processes established by the Faculty of Law of Airlangga University, along with the approval of the revitalization of units and study centers under the Faculty of Law of Airlangga University, Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLeP) was established on 1 March 2016 through the Decree of Dean of Law Faculty of Airlangga University Number 178 / UN3.1.3 / KD / 2016.
– Decree of Establishment and management:
Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLeP) was officially established on March 1, 2016 through the Decree of the Dean of Law Faculty of Airlangga University No. 178 / UN3.1.3 / KD / 2016.
The management of the Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLeP) as stipulated by the Decree of Dean of Faculty of Law Airlangga University Number 218 / UN3.1.3 / KD / 2016 are as follows:
Prof. Dr. Pete r Machmud Mz, SH, MS, LL.M.
Prof. Dr. Sri Hajati, SH, MS
Joeni Arianto Kurniawan, SH, MA
Dr. Soelistyowati, SH, MH
Dr. Herlambang P. Wiratraman, SH, MA
Dr. Ellyne Dwi Poespasari, SH, MH
M. Sumedi, SH, MH
C hristiani Widowati, SH, LL.M.
Indrawati, SH, LL.M.
Oemar Mochtar, SH, M.Kn.
– Forms of Cooperatios
Currently, Center of Legal Pluralism Studies (CLeP) has made cooperation with the following bodies
- Human Rights Research Group Faculty of Law University of Malaya, Malaysia, starting 2016 to 2017 for joint research and publication with theme “Human Rights and Democracy in Malaysia and Indonesia: Path and Outcomes. “
- Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) started in 2016 in which Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLEP) function as AMAN partners in advocacy of customary Community Rights in Indonesia.
- Epistema Institute in Jakarta as Partner research on Issues Related to customary community and law.
- HuMa in Jakarta as Partner research on Issues related to customary community and law
- Network of Mountains Kendeng Care Society (JMPPK), where Center Studies Pluralism Law / Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLEP) function as Partners of Advocacy for Rights of Kendeng Farmers threatened by industrialization in Kendeng mountain.
– Focus of Activities:
Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLeP) is a center of study under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Airlangga University focusing on studies, , review and activities – other relevant academic activities including community service, related to issues of living law.
– Activities Performed:
Public Discussion entitled “Challenge of Indigenous Peoples’ Amidst Industrial Whirls”, held at Airlangga University ,Faculty of Law on May 27, 2016.
– Activities undertaken:
Conducting joint research and joint publication with Human Rights Research Group, Faculty of Law University of Malaya on “Human Rights and Democracy in Malaysia and Indonesia: Path and Outcomes.”
Conducting research with funding from RKAT of Faculty of Law under the title “Protection of Indigenous People Rights in Indonesia based on UNDRIP.”
– Activities to be implemented (Upcoming Events):
Preparation of Amicus Curiae to support the Society’s appeal in Rembang Kendeng concerning the refusal of the establishment of a cement plant by PT Semen Indonesia in Tegaldowo Mountains, Kendeng Village, Rembang, Central Java, which will be held in mid-July 2016.
implementation of International Symposium on Indigenous People and Human Rights at Faculty of Law, University of Airlangga, scheduled to be held in October 2016.
– Internship Opportunity:
Yes / Yes.
– Address and Contact:
Building C Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, Jl. Dharmawangsa Dalam Selatan, Surabaya.
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