Prof. Dr. Yusril Ihza Mahendra, S.H., M.Sc.,

yusrilMr. Yusril Ihza Mahendra was born in Manggar, February 5, 1956. He received his Bachelor Degree in Philosophy and Constitutional Law (1976-1983) from University of Indonesia. He then continued his study on a Magister Program at University of Indonesia majoring in Law and Islamic Studies on 1983. After graduated, he expanded his global experience by obtaining a Master Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from University of Punjab in Pakistan and a Master Degree in Science from University Sains Malaysia. Having several degrees did not stop him to keep continuing his study, in 1993 he attained a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Political Science from the Institute of Doctoral Education University Sains Malaysia. Mr. Yusrill has bestowed with the title of Professor with expert in Constitutional Law and State Administrative Law and has been teaching in University of Indonesia and several other well-known universities in Indonesia.

Along with his excellent education history and reputation, he was appointed as a Minister in three different reign of government. He has served as a Minister of Justice and Human Rights both in Abdurrahman Wahid’s Reign of Government (October 23rd 1999 – February 7th 2001) and during the period of Megawati Soekarno Putri’s Government (August 9th 2001 – October 21st 2004). After succeed reforming Indonesian Law during his tenure as Minister of Justice and Human Rights, he was then appointed as a State Secretary Minister under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s­ Reign (October 21st 2004 – May 9th 2007).

Alongside with his excellent career in Government, Yusril Ihza Mahendra has also been involved in some International Organizations. During his tenure in the government, he was invited to attend several International Conferences, and represent-ed Indonesian Government to draft and sign UN Convention such as UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime in Palermo, Italy, and UN Convention Against Corruption at the UN Headquarters in New York. With many years of law experience, he became a member of Indonesian Advocate Organization (PERADI) and a Managing Partner at Ihza & Ihza Law Firm.