To respond to problems of access to justice in Indonesia, ILRC tries to carry out activities that are expected to aim to increase access to justice for vulnerable groups, namely:
a. Public Advocate Education Training (PKPA);
ILRC in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi) and the Faculty of Law and Sharia Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah (UIN) Jakarta held a PKPA for Public Advocates in Indonesia.
The purpose of the training is to improve access to justice for vulnerable groups, especially in obtaining legal assistance in Indonesia. There were more than 40 participants who joined the PKPA.
The trainees are expected to be advocates for vulnerable groups when facing legal issues. Then also not just increasing the quantity of advocates, but improving the quality of legal aid
b. Paralegal Research;
ILRC in collaboration with ASF Belgium and several Legal Aid Offices in Jakarta, Yogjakarta and Bali, and LBH Campus of the Faculty of Law of the Islamic University of Indonesia conducted research on public perception of paralegals.
The results of the study are to provide information about the community’s perception of the role of paralegals in providing legal assistance in some of the areas mentioned above. Furthermore, the results of research have found several perceptions of the term paralegal in the community.
c. Strengthening the Network of Campus Legal Aid Institutions and Civil Society Organizations;
To improve access to justice from vulnerable groups, ILRC and several Civil Society Organizations strengthen the LBH Campus network through the Indonesian Clinical Legal Education Association (APKHI). The APKHI is expected to be a vehicle for sharing information and knowledge about clinical legal education in Indonesia, and the role of the Campus LBH in strengthening access to public justice as mandated by the Constitutional Court Decision in 2012.
ILRC in collaboration with IDLO is trying to facilitate Campus LBH-LBH and Civil Society Organizations in increasing the capacity of documenting the provision of legal aid. That is expected to be able to increase institutional capacity in providing legal assistance.
d. OBH Verification and Accreditation Monitoring;
ILRC in collaboration with IDLO conducted OBH verification and accreditation monitoring in 2018. The monitoring results are expected to improve the implementation of OBH verification and accreditation in the future. Furthermore, the results of the verification are to ensure that OBH is able to provide legal assistance to vulnerable groups to the maximum.
e. Monitoring the Impact of Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia on Vulnerable Groups.
ILRC, several civil society organizations, vulnerable groups and the Ulu Foundation try to monitor the impacts of infrastructure projects in Indonesia which are financed by international financial institutions as debt. Monitoring the impact of these projects is expected to provide an illustration of barriers to access to justice of vulnerable groups in Indonesia due to these infrastructure projects.