Jakarta Legal Aid Institute, or LBH Jakarta (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta), is an organisation which operates under the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation, or YLBHI –Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia. LBH Jakarta provides legal aid for the poor, oppressed people, and those without legal literacy.
LBH Jakarta was established in 1969, and officially commenced operations in 1970 with the support of PERADIN (Indonesia Bar Association) and the provincial government of Jakarta. At the beginning, the legal aid provided by LBH Jakarta was traditional legal aid for those of lower socio-economic backgrounds who could not afford private legal advice. This approach was applied from 1970-1980.
In early 1980s, LBH Jakarta started to apply structural legal aid in handling cases. The approach of structural legal aid is demonstrated through providing legal assistance –in the sense of litigation and non-litigation works, and also through advocacy or taking strategic action to reform the law, structurally or culturally to improve the justice system. Structural legal aid also provides for community empowerment.
LBH Jakarta’s key areas of work include: legal empowerment of communities, the Research and Legal Aid Documentary Centre, case management, policy advocacy, pro-bono legal consultation, legal aid training, and public seminars on legal matters.
Intern duties at LBH Jakarta
The intern will assist LBH Jakarta in their international campaigns and advocacy. An understanding of Bahasa Indonesia would be beneficial in allowing the intern to follow the advocacy activities. However support will be provided to students without proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia.
9am to 5pm
Jl. Diponegoro No. 74, Menteng Jakarta Indonesia