International Postgraduate Students Conference
Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2020
International Postgraduate Students Conference
Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2020
International Postgraduate Students Conference
Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2020
International Postgraduate Students Conference
Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2020
International Postgraduate Students Conference
Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2020
International Postgraduate Students Conference
Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2020
International Postgraduate Students Conference
Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2020
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by the Steering Committee of the INGRACE 2020

Good evening everyone, After two days of fruitful and vibrant discussions, at the plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions, we have arrived to the final stage on the conference, which is the closing ceremony. In this regard, allow me as a representative of the Steering Committee to share with you what we have learnt from the conference as the concluding remarks.
First of all, I believe, we agree that law should keep up with the current technological development. However, throughout the debates and discussions, it appears that law has not kept up to such development. This also means that government does not seem to be present to provide the protection of their people against the cyber-attack, sexual harassments and fraud through the social media, and so forth. This confirms the adegium that law is always left behind the social phenomenon that needs to be governed or regulated. Including in the contexts of the new technological development, law is also left behind. Acknowledging this, as a citizen as well as a lawyer, we have the responsibility to self-regulate and educate our self in preventing the negative impacts and addressing challenges of this new technological revolution.
Secondly, in every development there will be winners and losers going with it. Indeed, the rapid and vast technological development as a result of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 affects not only to the high-tech society in the urban area, but also in remote areas having barely adequate information of on technological development. Consequently, people may not be aware of the risks and negative impacts of the new technology whilst they are the market of the new technology. In this context, it is necessary to provide certain protections towards the people who have been marginalised further, poor people, people with disabilities, and women especially, by the development in information and technology. Hence, the government should take its role as well as legal reform is required to filling the gap of technological understanding and the rapidly developed technology to protect the people.
Thirdly, besides the mainstream news covering the big frame of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, we have to be aware that we are entering a new era of the networked society 5.0 and the consumer 6.0. As the technology grow, we may face issues, challenges, and the lack of protection to citizens and consumers. We do not want to see the citizen and consumers loss too much and if this happens it becomes Industrial Revolution 0.6, instead of 6.0. What important then is how the law and us as a lawyer respond to this dark side of technological revolution. The law shall adapt with this current condition by enacting new legal frameworks that should be flexible enough to anticipate the rapid and continuously developing technology. These frameworks should ensure that Industrial Revolution brings social justice, respects human rights, as well as protects the environment.
That was three points we highlight as our responsibility as a concerned citizen nowadays. In terms of intellectual exercise, we hope that this conference would stimulate all the participants to conduct research and follow this up by having a more intensive discussion on this new field of research. This is exactly because the intersection between law and technology especially by putting the issues of human rights, social justice, and sustainability as the central gravity, seems to be underexplored in our country, Indonesia. That is all from me on the concluding remarks, representing the Steering Committee. Thank you. Now, allow me as the Steering Committee to give acknowledgment for those who have contributed the conference.

First, thank you for the Dean of Faculty of Law for the support and encouragement for the conference.

Secondly, the study program of Magister of Legal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Thirdly, we would like to thank the participants who have contributed their time to come to Jogja and taken this conference as a space for their intellectual exercise.

Finally, this conference would not have been held without the hard work from the organising committee, especially Keluarga Mahasiswa Magister Ilmu Hukum (KMMIH) Jogjakarta.

Thank you so much and see you in the next conference.

Best regards,
I Gusti Agung Made Wardana, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D.


The theme raised in this conference is “Legal Challenges and Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Sustainability, Human Rights and Social Justice Perspectives in Asia Pacific”. Thus, the following interesting subthemes will be discussed :

  • Environmental law and new technology
  • Cyber security and criminal law
  • New technologies and transnational crimes
  • Modern biotechnology and its legal challenges
  • Digital revolution, victimology, and criminology
  • Digitalization of economy, consumer, and labour rights
  • Transnational services on health, medication, and reproductive right
  • Law, governance and public services in the digital society
  • Digitalization and SDGs: equality, diversity, and minority rights
  • Digitalization and the law of the sea
  • Digitalization and civil liability
  • Islamic finance law and technology
  • The new technology and its impact on radicalism and violent extremism


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