Muhammad Bahrul Ulum

Muhammad Bahrul Ulum
S.H. (University of Jember), LL.M. (Osmania University)
Researcher at the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration
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Muhammad Bahrul Ulum is a lecturer of law at the University of Jember. He completed Bachelor of Laws from the University of Jember (2011) and LL.M. in International Economic Law at Osmania University (2015), where his master degree was sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship. His research interests lie in the areas of human rights, comparative constitutional law, and international economic law, especially in the intersection with politics, constitution, and globalization.

Bachelor of Law degree (S.H.), Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Jember, 2011
Master of Law degree (LL.M.), International Economic Law, Osmania University, 2015

Transitional Justice Strategies for Asian Context, “Revealing truth, Reclaiming Justice” held by Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), Bali, 1-7 November 2017

Areas of Expertise
Indonesian Constitutional Law
Comparative Constitutional Law
International Economic Law
Human Rights Law

Courses Taught
Indonesian Legal System
Theories of State
Indonesian Constitutional Law

Academic Roles
Lecturer of Law, University of Jember, March 2016 – Present
Editor, e-Journal Lentera Hukum, University of Jember Faculty of Law, January 2017 – Present

Honours and Awards
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship, 2013-2015
Ambassador Awards for Excellence, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in New Delhi, 2013
The Excellent Student of the Year, University of Jember, Runner-up, 2011
Padmo Wahjono Award, National Debate Competition, Winner, 2010
Indonesian Constitutional Award, National Writing Competition, Winner, 2009

Book Chapters and Journals

  1. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum and Nilna Aliyan Hamida, Revisiting Liberal Democracy and Asian Values in Contemporary Indonesia, Constitutional Review, Vol. 4 No. 1 2018 (Forthcoming).
  2. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum, Pancasila dalam Arus Liberalisasi Pangan Pascareformasi (Pancasila in the Wave of Food Liberalization After Reformation), in the Book titled “Pancasila dalam Pusaran Globalisasi” (Pancasila under Globalization), June 2017. Download
  3. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum, Implementasi dan Implikasi Putusan Mahkamah Konstitusi Terhadap Hak Konstitusional Warga Negara, Implementation and Implication of Constitutional Court Decision Toward Citizens’ Constitutional Rights, Jurnal Konstitusi Vol 6 No 3 (2009). Download
  4. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum, Mekanisme Pemakzulan Presiden dan/atau Wakil Presiden di Indonesia (Antara Realitas Politik dan Penegakan Konstitusi), President and/or Vice-President Impeachment Mechanism in Indonesia (Between Political Reality and Enforcement of the Constitution), Jurnal Konstitusi Vol 7 No 4 (2010). Download

Book Reviews

  1. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum, “Book Review: Asma Afsaruddin, The First Muslims History and Memory”, E-Journal Lentera Hukum, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 237-239, Dec. 2017. ISSN 2355-4673. Download

Conference Presentations

  1. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum, “The Limits of Constitutionalism on Emergency Laws in Indonesia Paper Presentation, Asian Symposium on Legal Pluralism, “Limits of Law, Limits of Legality” held by the University of Indonesia, 28-30 March 2018.
  2. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum, “Constitutional Debate on Religion and Secularism in Indonesia and India” Paper Presentation, the International Summer Conference held by the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration (CHRM2) Universitas Jember on “Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Are We Moving Backward?”, Jember, 11-12 August 2017.
  3. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum and Nilna Aliyan Hamida, “Debating Democracy and Asian Values: From the Notion of Integralist State to the Wave of Democratization in the Contemporary Indonesia” Paper Presentation, the Indonesian Constitutional Court International Symposium on “Constitutional Court, Ideology, and Democracy in Plural Society”, Solo, 8-10 August 2017.
  4. Muhammad Barul Ulum, “Indonesian Smart Programme: to Promoting an Access to Education? Implementation of Policy and Right to Education in Jember Regency” Paper Presentation, Indonesian National Conference of Human Rights 2017, Human Rights and Eco-Social Justice, Faculty of Law, Tadulako University, Indonesia, 1-2 March 2017.
  5. Muhammad Bahrul Ulum, “Low Educational Performance in PISA: An Indonesian Context”, Poster Presentation, the International Workshop on State, Constitutionalism and Citizenship in Southeast Asia,  Kalibaru Cottage Banyuwangi, Indonesia, 18-20 November 2016.