Law is a set of rules made to foster regularity and guarantee safety and certainty for citizens. The existence of Law is intended  to maintain social order and control societal changes into something as expected. Both law and humanity are inextricable and they work in harmony. Therefore, the formulation and enforcement must take place simultaneously. This view is relevant to the idea of Prof. Satjipto Raharjo in his progressive legal theory,  believing that law is born for human beings, not the other way around. In other words, the law should keep moving to maintain the people’s welfare and to ensure that the certainty, justice, and utility of the law are guaranteed.

Recently, the world has been faced with seemingly unstoppable  humanitarian crises. Prolonged conflict has caused severe losses affecting physical, economic, and psychological conditions, and no diplomatic and repressive actions have managed to stop this issue. In such a situation, the law should play its role in protecting those affected by this inhuman conflict. However, international and national laws seem to be left as nothing but mere meaningless written rules that fail to address this existing problem. In such a situation, humanity is being disrupted, which it sees a change of meaning triggering a critical situation and blurring it. This situation also indicates that these days, humanity is facing challenges.

Departing from this perspective, the Faculty of Law Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang holds the 5th International Conference of Law and Call for Papers with the Theme Redefining Humanity Values as the Basis of Legal Reasoning: Challenges in the Disruption Era. From this conference, we expect to welcome more ideas of redefining the significance of humanity toward the law in the existing challenges.


The objectives and expected results of efforts from the implementation of the 5th International Conferences on Law Reform
  1. Allow for idea-sharing on the reformulation of law for
    humanity and its challenges in the Disruption era;
  2. Contribute to the development of legal policy through
    the reinforcement of human rights;
  3. Contribute insights as the basis for formulating national
    law and excellent legal education systems in Indonesia,
    Asia, and other parts of the world;
  4. Express thoughts and contribute alternative solutions to
    global issues within the purview of law for the sake of
    humanity and its challenges in the Disruption era.