JAKARTA LEGAL AID INSTITUTE
LBH Jakarta was established on 1969, and officially work on 1970 with the support of PERADIN (Indonesia Bar Association) and Provincial Government of Jakarta.
At the beginning, the legal aid provided by LBH Jakarta is the traditional legal aid which provided for those economically poor and cant approach the private professional legal assistant. This approach was applied at least from 1970-1980.
Structural Legal Aid
In early 1980s, LBH Jakarta starts to apply the structural legal aid in handling cases. This approach taken as the presence of mind on the economical, social and political structural lag is rising. Legal aid shall able to change the lag of order to become fairer.
The approach of structural legal aid not only through the legal assistance –in the sense of litigation an non-litigation work, but also through advocacy it’s structural, culturally or legal substance, become more justice. Structural legal aid is also require community empowerment.
Jakarta Legal Aid Institute, or LBH Jakarta –Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta, is an organization which stands under the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation, or YLBHI –Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia which providing legal aid for poor, law illiteracy and suppressed people.
- Community Legal Empowerment
Empower Community based paralegals, community law education, community organizing, mobilization of solidarity, student empowerment. Clinical legal education, mobile legal aid, etc.
- Research and Legal Aid Documentation Center
Conducting law and social research to support the legal advocacy, archives and library maintenance and developing legal aid data center.
- Case handling
Exercising public cases (structural case) including but not limited to strategic litigation
- Policy Advocacy
Formulate draft/counter draft of the law on the people’s right protection, monitoring, hearings, with the parliament and lobbying.
- Free of Charge Mobile Legal Consultation
Providing legal consultation service for free of charge with goes directly to the living area of the needs.
- Karya Latihan Bantuan Hukum (Legal Aid Work Traning)
A regeneration tool to generate legal aid workers who are committed to the human rights norms.
- Public Discussions
Public education and sharing information tool to raise the understanding of the people on particular issue