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Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation

Jakarta, Indonesia
Joined March 2015
Presence in: Indonesia
Focus: Access to Information, Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice

At first, in 1970, about tens of poor people were helped by Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (“ILAF”) in Jakarta. In 1980’s, we have 14 offices and 15 posts in 15 provinces from Aceh to Papua, and provide legal aid for thousands of people, not only the poor (economic level), but also marginalized (social, political and cultural), and oppressed (physical and psychological) people, in all sex/gender and age. Legal Aid which ILAF provided, includes case handling and advocacy (litigation); education and empowerment of public legal resources (especially for the victims); research, study and advocacy of policy (laws and legislation), campaign and publications.

We found that, the basic problems, firstly, structural poverty that resulted the unemployment, mass dismissal, homeless, inadequate living standards in urban area, forced evictions for public policy on business development, etc. Then, the scope of problems has expanded, including human rights violations during the authoritarian regime of new order, which resulted a number of oppression and repression to the pro-democracy activists. Recently, ILAF also provide legal aid for the specific cases on the protection of vulnerable groups (woman and children), LGBT issues, persons with disability, and religious minority groups.

In 2005, we initiated the establishment of Law Number 16 Year 2011 regarding Legal Aid.

People Associated With This Organization

ABD WACHID HABIBULLAH

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
Interests: Generalist Legal Services
Im Director Surabaya Legal Aid Institute and practices on the lecturer ini Faculty of Law University of Trunojoyo and public interest lawyer

Aditia Bagus Santoso

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources
Director of Pekanbaru Legal Aid Institution affiliated with Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation. Working for legal aid, helping in legal aspect for empowerement poor people, weak people and marginal people in Indonesia

Daud Frans

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation
Joined June 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources
I'm serious work for justice seeker, I'm joining the network for building the networking to share about law development and share about law enforcement in the other country in the world for strengthening networking for justice colaboration...

Febi Yonesta

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation
Joined August 2018
Interests: Other
I have been involved in human rights lawyering since 2005. My focus are freedom of religion, refugee, and community legal empowerment. I am currently co-chairing the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation and in charge for organizational development. I am also chairing an association so called SUAKA that focus in advocating refugee rights in Indonesia.

Frank Tyson Kahiking

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Other
I am a legal aid servant at LBH Manado, a localwide non-government organization under the nationwide umbrella of Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), established and based in North Sulawesi Province. I have been being a public lawyer since 2014 shortly after I finished my postgraduate in law faculty. I have been working on defending vary cases in structural perspective on subjects such as rural and low income people, workers, farmers, victims of extra-judicial violance, victims of gender-based violance, LGBTQs, children accussed of breaking the law, and more cases which vulnerable people being the victims, as involved in human rights' promoting projects on issues such as land grabbing, fair trial, violation on the rights of women, gender minorities and children, violation on labour's rights, access to information, and other projects on spreading the access to justice. At LBH Manado, I served at Litigation Division, Research and Development Division, prior to held the Director position since last year. By joining the network, I am looking for organization empowerement in program funding and capacity building to support the litigating cases as well non-litigating program working by LBH Manado related to or influenced by the pandemic.

Free Equal

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined April 2016
Interests: Gender-based violence
Our organization is a community based organization that work on the grass root level in promoting free and equal rights, especially the minority groups which at this time we work for sexual minority.

Hirson Kharisma

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Education, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
I am a public interest lawyer at Bandung Legal Aid Institute. It is an organization which stands under the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation, or YLBHI –Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia which providing legal aid for the poor, law illiteracy, suppressed people and human rights advocacy
I hope by joining this network i can build the network for campaign and international advocacy. And i can learn advocacy strategy from another region/country.

I Made Artha Dermawan

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Economic Empowerment
Lawyer and Volunteer

Ni Kadek Vany Primaliraning

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Public deffender in Indonesia legal aid foundation- Bali legal aid since 2013 until now, focus on providing legal assistance for the poor and marginalized

Siti Rakhma Mary Herwati

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Land & Natural Resources
Siti Rakhma Mary Herwati at present works as the co-chair for knowledge management at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Jakarta. From 2000 to 2011, she joined the Semarang Legal Aid Institute, Central Java, an office under the YLBHI, became the Director from 2008-2011. As a public interest lawyers, she handled many cases mainly land grabbing and environment.

From 2011 to 2013, she worked as Program Head for forest policy and conflict resolution at the Association for Community-Based and Ecological Law-Reform (HuMa) in Jakarta. Besides, she joined Public Interest Lawyer Network (PILNet) in Jakarta who actively assist farmers who have criminalized for defending their land rights. Her education backgrounds are law, environment and urban studies, and human rights. Her Bachelor is Law Study from Diponegoro University in Semarang, Central Java. Rahma has a master from Soegijapranata Catholic University Semarang, Central Java in Environment and Urban Studies. Her second master is from Mahidol University, Thailand in Human Rights.

Her interests and expertise are agrarian reform, natural resources, and environmental studies. She has published her articles and writings about legal aid, human rights, land grabbing, land forest conflict, agrarian reform, and environment in some books, chapter of some books, bulletins, a journal, and newspapers.

At present, she assists human rights defender from 15 offices in doing their Participatory Action Research for agrarian and natural resources issue. She also actively trained paralegals and participant of in structural legal aid trainings conducted by Indonesia Legal Aid Institute and its offices. Besides, she also teaches the subject Agrarian Law in STHI Jentera Jakarta.

Wendra Rona Putra

Indonesia  
Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
I am a director of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation Padang Office, we work on human rights issues and also legal empowerment, we do Paralegal education for community
Aditia Bagus Santoso is the network champion (main point of contact) for Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation.

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