Adery Ardhan Saputro (Adery) is working at a research institute called Indonesia Judicial Research Society (IJRS). Adery has been involved in several research agendas related to bureaucratic reform at the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office, anti-corruption and judicial reform issues.

These research projects have created relationships with stakeholders, especially law enforcement agencies including; Supreme Court, Ministry for Legal, Political, and Security, Ministry of Law & Human Rights, National Police, Attorney General’s Office, and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Currently Adery is also a non-permanent lecturer at the Jentera Law School in criminal law courses, criminal procedural law and criminal law skills. Apart from being a teacher, Adery is also a member of the POKJA for Access to Justice of the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office in accordance with the Decree of the Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia Number 166 of 2021 concerning the Working Group on Access to Justice of the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Indonesia.

Throughout his career as a legal researcher, Adery has been involved as a team member in several policy formulations, such as:

  • Attorney General Regulation Number 15 of 2020 concerning Restorative Justice
  • Regulation of the Supreme Court Number 1 of 2020 concerning the Criminalization of Articles 2 & 3 of the Law on the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption
  • Prosecutor’s Guide Number 11 of 2021 concerning Handling of Narcotics Crime Cases and/or Narcotics Precursor Crimes;
  • Prosecutor’s Guide Number 1 of 2021 concerning Access to Justice for Women and Children;
  • Supreme Court Guidelines Number 3 of 2017 concerning Guidelines for Adjudicating Women’s Cases Facing the Law
  • Guidelines for the Supreme Court Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Additional Penalty of Compensation in Corruption Crimes
  • Draft Guidelines for the Supreme Court on the Settlement of Objections to the Decision on the Confiscation of Goods Not Owned by the Defendant in the case of a Corruption Crime
  • Restorative Justice road map draft together with Bappenas RI

Furthermore, Adery is also involved in several policy advocacy movements with civil society, including:

  • Join the Criminal Code Reform Alliance
  • Join the Alliance Draft Criminal Procedure Code


  • Bachelor of Law, Faculty of Law (SH), University of Indonesia (2015)
  • Master in Legal Studies (LL.M), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2019)


  • Preparation of Guidelines for Prosecuting Narcotics Cases (April -December 2021) – The Asia Foundation
  • Access to Justice for Women and Children in Criminal Case Handling (March 2021-….)- Rutgers, AIPJ (Australia Aid), USAID, and The Asia Foundation
  • Feasibility and Strategy for the Implementation of Restorative Justice in the Indonesian Criminal Justice System (April-September 2021) Bappenas and ICJR
  • Gender and Disability Consistency Assessment Program (March-November 2015) – Australian Aid Foundation
  • Disparity in Corruption Crimes, Specifically Articles 2 and 3 of the Corruption Eradication Law – USAID (January 2017-December 2020)
  • Judicial Review of the Constitutional Court related to SPDP (Notification letter of commencement of investigation)
  • Prosecutors Monitoring and Socialization of the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office – AIPJ Australian Aid (November 2013-May 2014)
  • Research related to Governance of Law Enforcement Institutions – Bappenas RI (March-December 2020)
  • Industrial Relations Court Decision Study Research Program (June 2013-August 2014)
  • Publication of the Indonesian Prosecutor’s Collection of Interest Books (February-September 2015) – The Asia Foundation





  • Revisiting the definition of Terrorism in ASEAN Convention on Counter-Terrorism, Master Thesis at Vrije Universiteit Asmterdam (2019)
  • Juridical Review of Participation Forms in Participation (deelneming aan deelneming) (Antasari Azhar case study), Thesis at the University of Indonesia (2015)