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andi wijaya

Pekanbaru Legal Aid
Joined August 2020
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency
I am a public interest lawyer and human rights defender who daily helps the poor and oppressed as well as indigenous peoples who struggle to reclaim the rights of indigenous peoples. besides that, I am also active in conducting policy advocacy in Riau Province. My expertise is in the field of legal assistance and law-based research on customary law, environmental and forestry law and human rights. experience advocating for a community lawsuit against the haze disaster that occurred in 2016, assisting the indigenous Sakai tribe who were criminalized for cultivating their traditional land. My role in the organization is as Director of Pekanbaru Legal Aid in charge of representing the organization to act internally and externally. My organization is a branch of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation which is domiciled in Pekanbaru City, Riau Province. have a vision The realization of a legal community system that is built on a just and civilized / humanitarian social relationship in a democratic manner (A just, humane and democratic socio-legal system) and the mission to pioneer, encourage, assist and support programs of law formation, justice enforcement laws and reform of national laws in accordance with the applicable Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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