ICJR, British Embassy in Jakarta Launch Two Apps to Provide Easier Access to Legal Aid

April 23, 2021, 12.11 AM
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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) supported by the British Embassy in Jakarta launched two applications to improve access to legal aid for the public namely documenthukum.id and lawhub.id applications.

ICJR executive director Erasmus Napitupulu explained that these two applications were made to help marginalized people who have difficulty accessing legal information.

"With the establishment of these two applications, we hope that the Indonesian people especially the marginalized group can make use of the applications when facing important legal issues," said Erasmus in a press conference on Thursday, April 22.

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Erasmus said many marginalized people still need access to legal aid or in the preparation of legal documents. Sharing a similar sentiment, the British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Owen Jenkins, said that the two applications aim to strengthen and provide access to justice for all people through technology.

"The project focuses on strengthening access to justice through technology," said Owen.

The lawhub.id application was developed to connect marginalized people with the closest legal service provider. Then, the documenthukum.id application was designed to help the public to compile legal documents. Besides, both applications are also designed to be used by persons with disabilities.

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"And it is designed to accommodate people with disabilities so that they can have access to this platform too," said Owen.

Owen expressed hopes that his office can continue to support digital access that is safer and more affordable for the people of Indonesia.

(Writer: Rahel Narda Chaterine | Editor: Krisiandi)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/04/22/15482001/icjr-dan-kedubes-inggris-luncurkan-2-aplikasi-bantuan-hukum.





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