Terms of Reference

Transforming Justice towards the New Normal:
Law, Sharia and Business-Economy
in the Post COVID-19 Pandemic Age
Jakarta, 5 November 2020


The COVID-19 global pandemic led to the crises of our economic, political, legal, environmental, social and healthcare systems. The exploitative way of people treat nature in the name of economic growth and human satisfaction is one salient contributing factors of this pandemic. This has forced many governments to adapt the policies to counteract the spread of SARS-Cov-2 of physical distancing by staying at home (working, learning, and praying from home), restricting travel, and closing nonessential businesses. This has bear unprecedented consequences of increasing poverty, disrupted global supply and demand chains, business bankruptcy, massive employees dismissal, threat of food security, and even loss of human generations. While researchers race to develop vaccines, such physical distancing would have to persist for 3 months and even could be required on an intermittent basis for 12 to 18 months anticipating the second wave of COVID-19. It is predicted that the life cannot be returned to the old normal and the society have to adapt new ways of living, working and learning. This has led to the emergence of ‘the new normal’ of being, knowing, and doing in the world. The previous short-term and exclusive approaches of development by exploiting human, social, and natural resources has not been tenable anymore. It requires longer-term and inclusive approaches of development where justice can be distributed to all human beings regardless of their differences in economic status, religion, race, and gender. Such inclusive justice is even not only for the current generation but also the future generations of humankind. It raises to the questions of how could the law and sharia accommodate such rapid and massive changes? What consequences does the world society have to suffer from this devastating COVID-19 pandemic? How can law and sharia respond to this? What opportunities do emerge from this pandemic? How can law and sharia anticipate for this? What role can law and sharia play in the new normal of post-pandemic era? How justice will be redefined and redesigned to accommodate the challenges of this new normal age? Law and Sharia as the legal systems to create and service justice for humanity will have to respond to these challenges. Envisioning of connecting the law and sharia with social justice amidst these COVID-19 challenges and its predicted “the new normal” world order, the Faculty of Sharia and Law of Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta will organize an International Conference on Law and Justice (ICLJ). This fourth ICLJ will focus on the theme of Transforming Justice towards the New Normal: Law, Sharia and Business-Economy in the Post COVID-19 Pandemic Age


This conference aims at bringing together academics, researchers, practitioners, students and other groups whose interests are in the issues of justice within the framework of law, sharia, and economics in the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences of emerging “the new normal’ in the post-pandemic era in order to share their works and experiences in relation to the topics. In addition to disseminate the new perspectives and research findings, the conference is also intended to strengthen networking and collaborations among participants.


The benefits to be obtained from this international conference are:
1. The exchange of knowledge between academics, researchers, practitioners, and students in the field of law and sharia to create and service social justice in light of COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Establishment of collaborative research on the issues of good governance and human rights, particularly for the context of sustainable development.
3. Publication of scholarly works in Scopus-indexed journals and proceedings.


Presenter have to:
1. Submit abstract
2. Submit presentation file


1. Conference will accept papers with English, Malay/ Bahasa Indonesia and Arabic.
2. Due to publication will only accept papers with English Language, the translation fee will be under expensed by author.
3. Authors have options to publish their manuscripts in a Scopus indexed proceeding or selected journals:
      a. Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN Jakarta affiliated journals: Iqtishad; Ahkam and Cita Hukum.
      b. The Scopus Indexed Journal, The Publisher has full authority to reject the submitted papers if the papers are unqualified; in terms of language or contents.
4. The Publisher has full authority to reject the submitted papers if the papers are unqualified; in terms of language or contents.
5. Manuscripts should follow the templates of journal
6. All publication costs will be charged to the authors
      a. Scopus indexed journals: based on the policies of the journals.
      b. University affiliated journals: charges may occur but some of them are free of charge.


1. Law and Justice in Light of COVID-19
      a. Human Rights, Gender, Law and Justice.
      b. Criminal Law and Justice.
      c. Justice in the Constitutional Law.
      d. Family Law in the Contemporary Technology Trend.
      e. Public Policy and Strategies for Managing Justice.
      f. Counter-Terrorism and De-radicalisation.

2. Sharia and Justice in Light of COVID-19
      a. Sharia, and Human Rights in the Light of COVID-19.
      b. Sharia and its Role in Economic Justice.
      c. Sharia, State and Promoting Justice.
      d. Sharia and Personal Law in Justice Issues.
      e. Islamic Criminal Law and Justice in the Contemporary World.

3. Economic Law for the Promotion of Justice in Light of COVID-19
      a. Anti-Corruption Laws in the Economic Justice.
      b. Justice Issues in Business Law.
      c. Financial Technology and Managing Justice.
      d. Globalism, Justice, and Economy Law Trend.

4. Shari`a, Economics and Finance for Socio-Economic Justice in Light of COVID-19
      a. Islamic Social Finance for Economic Justice.
      b. Maqasid Shari`a for the Development of Islamic Finance.
      c. Sharing, Circular and Islamic Digital Economy.
      d. Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment for Social Justice.
      e. Interlinkage of Halal Economy and Islamic Finance.
      f. Islamic Business Ethics and Islamic Commercial Finance.

5. Shari and Technology in Light of Covid-19
6. Sharia and Environment in Light of Covid-19