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Establishing National Legal Aid System through Indonesia Legal Aid Act

By: Erna Ratnaningsih

This report demonstrates the need for greater legal aid for the poor in Indonesia and is part of the campaign for the legal aid law that passed in October 2011. It cites statistics on the high poverty rate and the low funding for legal aid, leaving only civil society organizations to provide legal aid. The report details two cases of legal aid by one organization, the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), to highlight the inequalities in Indonesian society and the importance of increasing access to justice for the poor. It also provides a draft of the proposed national Legal Aid Bill, highlighting specific articles that, at the time of writing, were still being debated in the legislature.

Note: The national Legal Aid Law was passed in October 2011.  


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Uploaded on: Oct 07, 2013
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015
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