Dio Ashar Wicaksana (Dio) has been worked as Executive Director of IJRS since 2019. Dio has been actively working in the field of research and legal advocacy since 2012. During his career, Dio has experience in research in the legal and social fields. After graduating from the law faculty, Dio started his career in legal research at the Indonesian Judicial Monitoring Society (MaPPI-FHUI) since 2012 until he became the Daily Chair for the 2018-2019 period. Then, Dio continued his career as a researcher at IJRS by serving as Executive Director in late 2019.

Dio has been graduated from the UI Faculty of Law with a specialization program in Constitutional Law in 2012, then continued his education at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Spain, taking a master’s degree in Socio-legal. In addition to formal education, Dio has also completed several short-courses on Governance and Anti-Corruption at the International Law Institute, Washington DC, USA (2015), Human Rights and Transition Justice Course by AJAR in Jember, Indonesia (2017) and short-course Legal Empowerment Leadership Course at Central European University, Hungary (2019).

In the field of research, Dio has been active in research on issues of judicial reform and the implementation of access to justice in Indonesia. Some of his writings have also been published in national media and journals.

Apart from research, Dio is also actively involved in several strategic activities in policy formulation. Dio has experience as a member of policy makers related to judicial issues, as in 2019, Dio was the coordinator of a civil society consortium to compile an index of access to justice with the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency and also a member of the drafting of legal aid service standards at the National Legal Development Agency (BPHN). In addition, Dio has also been involved in the selection team for the 2019 Prosecutor’s Commission Commissioner Selection paper and the Judicial Commission Commissioner Selection paper selection team in 2020. Dio has also been actively involved as a research team in simplifying court decision formats as well as drafting a certification module for corruption judges and judges. preparation of e-learning teaching materials for information officers at the Supreme Court. Currently, Dio is a member of the Access to Justice Working Group at the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office, with the task of providing policy assistance or strategic implementation related to the implementation of access to justice at the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office.

As part of civil society, Dio has succeeded in advocating amnesty for Baiq Nuril and currently Dio is actively involved in advocating with alliances of civil society groups such as the Judicial Monitoring Coalition (KPP), the Criminal Code Reform Alliance and the Narcotics Law Reform Alliance. In fact, Dio has been appointed as the coordinator of civil society in tracing the track records of candidates for the 2015-2020 Judicial Commission commissioner by the Ministry of State Secretariat together with representatives of other civil society members.



  • Bachelor in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia (2012)
  • Master of Sociology of Law, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (2017)


  • Legal Development Index (June 2021-recently)
  • Opportunity and Strategic of the Implementation Restorative Justice in Indonesian Criminal Justice (October 2020-recently)
  • Public Survey Regarding of Public Support for the Regulation Regarding Anti-Sexual Violence and Child Marriage (May-August 2020)
  • Administration of Justice in Indonesian Criminal Policy (January-December 2020)
  • Legal Need Survey in South Sulawesi and Lampung Province (December 2018-September 2019)
  • Access to Justice Index in Indonesia (June 2018-November 2019)
  • The Accessibility of Diffable’s Victim in Criminal Justice System (April-September 2017)
  • E-Learning Module Development for Public Information Officer in Indonesian Religious Court (July-September 2016)
  • Judicial Decision Simplification (June-September 2015)
  • Monitoring Prosecutor Performance (December 2013-January 2014)
  • Survey Implementation of Openness Information in Indonesian District Court (June-August 2013)
  • Public Examination of High-Profile 9.Corruption Cases (February-August 2013)



  • Co-Author, Indonesian Legal Need Survey (in Lampung Province and South Sulawesi Province), published by Indonesia Judicial Research Society (2020)
  • Barometer Quantitative Study Report regarding Gender Equality (Public Response regarding the Bill of Sexual Violence and Marriage Law), published by International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (2020)
  • Diffabled People’s Access to Indonesia Criminal Justice System, published as a contributor in the Legacies of Institutionalization (Disability, Law, Policy in the “Deinstitutionalized” Community, published by Hart Publishing (2020)
  • Research of Judicial Decision’s Template (Study in Four Branches of Court in Indonesia), published by Faculty of Law University of Indonesia (2020)
  • Index of Access to Justice in Indonesia in 2019, published by Indonesia Judicial Research Society (2020)
  • Co-Author, The Protection to Women Diffable Victims within Indonesian Criminal Justice System published as a contributor in Human Rights: Dialectics of Universalism vs Relativism in Indonesia published by LKiS, Yogyakarta (2017)
  • Co-Author, Consistency Assessment of Judicial Decision in Sexual Violence Cases, published by Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia (2016)
  • Co-Author, Examination of Mary Jane’s Case: Study of Judicial Court Decision published by LBH Jakarta (2016)
  • Public case annotation of suspect’s violence by investigator (based on judges decision, number 1131/Pid.An/2013/Pn.Jkt.Sel), published by MaPPI-FHUI (2015);
  • Public Official Investigation, Manual Book for society, published by MaPPI-FHUI (2012);


  • The Accessibility of the Diffabled People in the Indonesian Criminal Justice System, when They are Victims, Master Thesis in IISL- Oñati (2017), presented in Workshop on Disability and (Virtual) Institutions? Interventions, Integration and Inclusion (Oñati, June 2018)