About Perkumpulan untuk Pembaharuan Hukum Berbasis Masyarakat dan Ekologis (HuMa)

HuMa was pioneered by individuals coming from highly diverse backgrounds (activists, academics and lawyers) who shared similar concerns with regards to legal thinking and practices in the natural resources sector. HuMa’s embryo was conceived as early as 1998 with the support of ELSAM and was officially established on October 19 2001 as a legal entity in the form of an association. At present, HuMa has 25 members.


An enlarged social movement aimed at pushing for law reform to create a legal system and practices that can deliver justice for marginalised communities and that is supportive of ecological preservation while respecting the values of humanity and social-cultural diversity


  1. Pushing for the consolidation, capacity development and quantity increase of Community Law Facilitators (PHR) through the empowerment of our strategic partners;
  2. Conducting policy advocacy, campaigns and various models of legal training to counter the dominant discourse on law reform in the land and natural resources sectors;
  3. Making HuMa a centre of data, information and knowledge development based on empirical realities;
  4. Strengthening HuMa’s institution to become an influential, competent and independent organisation to support social movement and law reform;

Area and Work Program

  1. West Sumatera, in partnership with Q-bar association;
  2. West Java-Banten, in partnership with RMI (Rimbawan Muda Indonesia);
  3. Central Java, in partnership with LBH Semarang;
  4. West Kalimantan, in partnership with LBBT (Lembaga Bela Banua Talino);
  5. South Sulawesi, in partnership with Wallacea;
  6. Central Sulawesi, in partnership with Bantaya Association;

Intern Duties (Example)

Researching Adat Law;

Reviewing organisation’s literature that are to be published on the organisation’s website;

Assisting organisation in the making of promotional video. The aim of this video is to help raise awareness of the current situation faced by Indigenous Indonesian communities and the customary forests;

Writing a summary of events/conferences attended;

Work Hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Dress Code

Casual (e.g. Polo/t-shirt, jeans, cargo shorts, sports shoes)


Perkumpulan untuk Pembaharuan Hukum Berbasis Masyarakat dan Ekologis (HuMa)

Jalan Jati Agung No. 8 Jatipadang,

Jakarta, Kode Pos 12540,