ALGHIFFARI AQSA > Justice for All
Pengacara Publik (public interest lawyer) di Lembaga Bantuan Hukum (LBH) Jakarta. Pendapat di blog tidak mewakili pendapat LBH Jakarta. Profile from ICJ Victoria: Alghif (as he calls himself) is 30 years old and his interests include music of all sorts (being a former cello player) including classical, rock and world music, and he enjoys playing soccer. He is a human rights lawyer with 7 years’ experience (since 2009) in the field of public interest lawyering and advocacy (including right to housing, labour rights, right to education, ASEAN human rights advocacy, and other human rights issues in Indonesia). In 2012 – 2013 he became a fellow of The Global Network for Public Interest Law (PILNet) and a visiting scholar at Columbia University School of Law. He also had the opportunity to intern for two months in the Street Vendor Project – Urban Justice Centre in New York. In August 2015 Alghif was appointed as a director of LBH, the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute. LBH, in turn, has been appointed as the coordinator of Southeast Asian Lawyers Network (SEALawyers), a group of public interest lawyers from Southeast Asia. Alghif tells us that he has a great interest in legal empowerment. In Indonesia community legal empowerment occurs at a provincial, national level and regional level. An example of the work he has been involved in has been through organising poor urban community workers and trade unions. At a regional level he has been involved in work strengthening the Southern Thailand CSO and legal aid organization.