Faculty of Law of UMY Insists Government to Actualize Social Justice

Indonesia’s Independence Day was proclaimed 73 years ago, but social inequality, poverty, and foreign debt (reaching 4,000 trillion rupiahs) does not get sufficient attention. Besides, political corruption in terms of money politics in elections shows people’s demoralization. Indeed, collaboration of political and business oligarchy worsens democracy in this nation. Social organizations lose checks and balances due to statelessness in terms of week security of law and politics towards civil, politic, economic, social, and cultural rights.

Noticing the issues, Center for Constitutional and Governmental Studies (PK2P) Faculty of Law of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) collaborating with Council of Law and Human Rights of Muhammadiyah conducted a national seminar on ‘Menagih Komitmen Pemerintah Mewujudkan Keadilan Sosial’ (Insisting Government to Realize Social Justice).

The seminar discussed a lot of issues as a rearrangement of the nation’s condition, and how to create a democratic system prospering people and liberating politic and economic operation by state power. “This seminar is an effort to develop Indonesia. Developed Indonesia refers to a fundamental thought encompassing a life reconstruction to actualize the nation’s goals to be a developed, fair, prosperous, dignified, and sovereign nation. Being developed means a process and an ideal objective to be superior. Developed Indonesia is an actualization of Pancasila values, proclamation goals and aims of establishment of Indonesian government based on values of goodness, justice, prosperity, and civilization,” explained Iwan Satriawan, S.H, M.CL., Ph.D., a legal expert at Law of State Administration and Democracy of Faculty of Law of UMY on a press release on Saturday (21/7).

Furthermore, the seminar aimed to deliberate issues of social inequality, political corruption, defective democracy, significant legitimation loss, social groups which are easily manipulated financially by state of private parties, and corruption-collusion-nepotism (KKN) that can win a democratic process and recruitment. “Experts and professionals of various fields possessing voluntary characters needed to create good governance are hampered by an oligarchy system. Thus, through this seminar, we insist government to actualize social justice,” emphasized Iwan.

Additionally, the seminar presented an economist from University of Indonesia Dr. Faisal Basri, a legal expert Dr. Bambang Widjojanto, S.H., Chairman of Muhammadiyah Law Council of Human Rights and Public Policy Dr. M. Busyro Muqoddas, S.H., a humanist and political expert Rocky Gerung, S.S, and a legal expert at Law of State Administration and Democracy Iwan Satriawan, S.H, M.CL., Ph.D.

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