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Expand capacity of legal aid services (ID0118)



Action Plan: Indonesia Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Law and Human Rights - National Law Development Agency (Badan Pembinaan Hukum Nasional - BPHN)

Support Institution(s): State actors involved Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency

Policy Areas

Access to Justice, Capacity Building, Justice, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address? This program is a continuation of the National Action Plan’s commitment for the 2018-2020 period, namely the Expansion and Improvement of the Quantity and Quality of Legal Aid Services. During the previous period, the indicators included the availability of regional regulations and increased legal aid recipients. However, these two aspects have not covered the public's need for access to justice. Therefore, this legal aid strengthening program will focus on two factors: Legal Aid Organizations as institutions and Human Resources, which are the key to implementing Legal Aid Organizations. Currently, most Legal Aid Organizations are concentrated in large cities. Therefore, it is necessary to encourage the establishment of Legal Aid Organizations in small or farthest regencies/municipalities by facilitating the verification and accreditation process and providing 33 dispensation to establish of Legal Aid Organizations in these areas. Furthermore, in terms of strengthening human resources, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights is preparing a draft revision of the Ministry Regulation on Paralegals in Providing Legal Aid and Paralegal Curriculum. Through this policy, it is hoped that every legal aid organization that has been verified and accredited can hold at least one paralegal training for the community with at least 20 participants with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights and the Regional support Government. Thus, in two years, at least 10,000 people are trained to become executors of legal aid and provide legal aid in the farthest areas. Additionally, Legal Aid Providers are drafting policies regarding legal aid service standards. However, each Legal Aid Organization is still given the opportunity to ratify and develop Human Resources in its institution with the support and assistance of legal aid administrators. With this support, it is hoped that each Legal Aid Organization will have a legal aid service standard that refers to the legal aid service standards issued by legal aid providers. What is the commitment The expansion of access and capacity of legal aid services. How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem? The establishment of a Legal Aid Organization in the farthest region aims to cater to the community’s legal aid needs in the outlying region. This program will also ensure that the number of Legal Aid Organizations in the most distant areas matches the community’s size of requests for legal assistance. Furthermore, in terms of Human Resources, this program will increase the community’s knowledge, competence, and skills to expand the reach of providing legal aid as legal aid providers, especially paralegals. Also, strengthening the Human Resources’ capacity can be done by implementing the Legal Aid Service Standards policy in providing legal aid in Legal Aid Organizations. Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? This commitment is in line with Open Government values, namely participation and inclusion. With the training for 34 paralegals, the community can increase access to justice in various regions, especially in the farthest regions. Besides, the establishment of Legal Aid Organizations in the farthest regions enforces inclusion. The most distant areas have always been regions with lower resources than big cities centralised in Java Island. Therefore, this program will include people in the farthest regions by gaining access to justice with Legal Aid Organizations’s existence in their areas. Why is this commitment relevant to Indonesian Medium-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN) and SDGs? This commitment will support the 16th SDGs Goal, namely Strengthening Inclusive and Peaceful Societies for Sustainable Development, Providing Access to Justice for All, and Building Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions at All Levels and mainly target 16.3, namely promoting the rule of law at the national level. And internationally and ensure equal access to justice for all. This program is also under the 2020-2024 RPJMN, page 272, regarding increasing access to justice. Additional Information - Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable Start Date End Date 1. Increase the number and distribution of legal aid service providers. January 2021 December 2022 2. Increase the number and capacity of paralegals. January 2021 December 2022 3. Implementation of legal aid service standards by legal aid organizations January 2021 December 2022


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