Zezen Zaenal Mutaqin, S.J.D

Head of MA Program


Dr. Mutaqin is the Head of MA Program and a lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII). He has been teaching at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta since 2011 at the Faculty of Sharia and Law. Other than teaching and researching, He also has extensive experience working with international organizations including the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), Geneva Call and UNICEF. He obtained his Legal Master’s degree from the University of Melbourne, School of Law, and his Science of Juridical Doctor (S.J.D) from UCLA School of Law. His academic interests includes international law, international human rights and humanitarian law, Islamic law as well as Islamic studies in general. His publications have appeared in the national media and his personal blog. He has also published journal articles in various international publications, academic books as well as a novel.


Gus Yahya and the NU’s New Path: Note on the 34th Congress. Studia Islamika (2022)

Culture, Islamic feminism, and the quest for legal reform in Indonesia. Asian Journal of Women’s Studies (2018)

Modern-day Slavery at Sea: Human Trafficking in the Thai Fishing Industry (2018)

Culture, Islamic Feminism, and the Quest for Legal Reform in Indonesia (2018)

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis and Human Rights; What Should ASEAN Do? (2018)

Negative Sovereignty and Positive Canterbury Amicus Curie Law Sovereignty (Why the Great Power Invades Outlaw States) (2017)

The Strong State and Pancasila: Reflecting Indonesian Journal of Human Rights in the Indonesian Democracy (2016)

Book: Islam dan Urusan Kemanusiaan: Konflik, Perdamaian dan Filantropi (Islam and Humanitarian Affairs: Conflict, Peace and Philanthropy) (2015)