Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D. is the Vice Rector for Academics and Student Affairs at President University, Indonesia.

As an academician, he has research interest in international law, climate change law, human rights law, and Indonesian legal system. Handa’s peer-reviewed book (monograph) on law is owned by the world’s top law schools: Harvard Law School (Harvard Law School Library), Yale Law School (Lillian Goldman Law Library), and Stanford Law School (Robert Crown Law Library). He has written more than 50 articles published in various media outlets. Handa has also been trusted by the Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) as the judge of the prestigious Southeast Asia Law Awards 2018-2019 and Indonesia Law Awards 2015 and 2017-2019.

Handa has three law degrees from three different countries: Indonesia, the USA, and the UK. He received his Sarjana Hukum (S.H.) degree from Universitas Indonesia, his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the George Washington University Law School, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh Law School.


  • International Law
  • Legal Industry and Career Preparation
  • Theories of Legislation and Regulatory Drafting
  • Introduction to Indonesian Law
  • The Future of Law
  • International Climate Change Law


  • Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
  • LL.M., George Washington University
  • S.H., Universitas Indonesia

Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D. ()

  • Handa S. Abidin, The Proposed Forms of Content for an Online Indonesia Law Database (Universitas Presiden, 2019).
  • Handa S. Abidin, The Protection of Indigenous Peoples and Reduction of Forest Carbon Emissions: The REDD-Plus Regime and International Law (Leiden and Boston: Brill | Nijhoff, 2015).

Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D.

President University Campus, Jababeka Education Park, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Kota Jababeka, Cikarang Baru, Bekasi 17550, Indonesia.


Email : handa.abidin@president.ac.id