FH Alumni Becomes the Youngest Jury of CIETAC CUP in Beijing

Muhamad Faishal, Alumni of the Faculty of Law Universitas Brawijaya (FH UB) Class of  2018

Muhamad Faishal, an alumnus of the Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawijaya (FH UB) has succeeded in achieving a proud achievement in a relatively young age. At the age of 22, Faishal became the youngest judge at the 20th China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC CUP) which was held from 27 November to 2 December 2022 in Beijing, China.

CIETAC is an annual competition held in China since 2000. Until now, CIETAC CUP has been successfully held for 20 years and is attended by more than 15,000 students from more than 250 law faculties at the best universities in the world.

Faishal explained that the CIETAC agenda functions as a platform for law students to learn about current global problems and their solutions. The international moot court competition is able to help students prepare themselves as international lawyers.

“The international moot court competition helps the skills of legal practitioners and fosters the mindset of a lawyer that someone needs to continue their legal career,” said Faishal.

Faishal also mentioned that his role as a judge/arbitrator at CIETAC activities was an opportunity for him to strengthen his branding, experience, and connections to the world’s top lawyers.

Muhamad Faishal’s brilliant achievement was not only limited to being the youngest judge at the 20th CIETAC CUP. He has also been a speaker representing Generation Z Asia regarding proposed legal plans for web 3.0, especially the metaverse at the ASEAN Conference on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (ACCPCJ) which was held by the Thailand Institute of Justice on 22–24 August 2022 in Bangkok. The event was attended by ASEAN Leaders, the United Nations, and ASEAN Ministers.

The ACCPCJ activity is the agenda of the first ASEAN conference on crime prevention and criminal justice in the post-COVID-19 recovery era. The ACCPCJ activity with the theme “Responding to the Challenges of Crime and Justice in the Middle of ASEAN’s Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis” is a forum for member countries to exchange views, experiences and guidelines for each country.


The ACCPCJ forum was attended by members of the ASEAN Senior Law Officials Meeting (ASLOM), Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC), Senior Officials Meeting for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA), as well as policy makers, practitioners, academics working in ASEAN.

In the ACCPCJ forum, Faishal explained that in the last few years the social and economic conditions in the region had changed significantly. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused internet users in ASEAN to skyrocket drastically, thus contributing to an increase in cyber crime.

“ASEAN countries must work together in enhancing efforts against cybercrime while continuing to drive the economy. ASEAN’s main action plan known as the Bandar Seri Begawan Action Plan places a stronger emphasis on preventing cybercrime,” Faishal explained.

Furthermore, Faishal also explained that ASEAN’s role in eradicating justice problems and global justice reform is proven through strong support for the role of law and good governance. ASEAN also seeks legal cooperation and promotes justice reform through various partners and collaboration with stakeholders. Through the 3rd ACCPCJ activity which has brought together related parties is a good sign for a stronger partnership and mutual sharing of experiences/expertise.

In closing, Faisal conveyed his hope for young people, especially generation Z, to always be confident.

“I hope that many young people, especially generation Z, wherever you are, never stop dreaming and believe in yourself because nothing is impossible,” said Faishal. [Humas UB/Trans. Iir]