Dio Ashar Wicaksana (Dio) became IJRS’s Executive Director since 2019. Dio has been actively working in the field of research and legal advocacy since 2012. Dio graduate from Faculty of Law UI with a specialization program in Constitutional Law in 2012, then continued his Magister at Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Spain, taking a master’s in Socio-legal. In addition to formal education, Dio has also completed several Governance and Anti-Corruption short courses at the International Law Institute, Washington DC, USA (2015), Human Rights and Transition Justice Course by AJAR in Jember, Indonesia (2017) and Legal short courses. Empowerment Leadership Course at Central European University, Hungary (2019).

During his career, Dio has experience in legal and social research. In 2019, Dio was the coordinator of the civil society consortium to compile an index of access to justice with the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas). In the field of research, Dio has been active in research on the issue of justice 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 making. Dio has experience as a member of policymakers related to judicial issues, such as Dio having experience as a member of the Working Group (Pokja) drafting guidelines for criminal acts of corruption at the Supreme Court and drafting legal aid service standards at the National Legal Development Agency (BPHN). In addition, Dio was also involved as a selection team for the Commissioner Commissioner Selection papers in 2019 and the selection team for the Judicial Commission Commissioner Selection papers in 2020. Dio has also been actively involved as a research team in simplifying the format of court decisions and compiling the module for the Corruption Judge’s Certification and drafting. e-learning teaching materials for information officers at the Supreme Court.

As part of civil society, Dio is currently actively involved in advocacy with alliances of civil society groups such as the Justice Monitoring Coalition (KPP), the Criminal Code Reform Alliance and the Narcotics Law Reform Alliance. In fact, Dio was appointed as the coordinator of civil society in tracing the track records of candidates for the Judicial Commission Commissioner for the 2015-2020 period by the Ministry of State Secretariat along 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)

Projects / Researches

  • Survey Public Regarding of Public Support for the Regulation Regarding Anti-Sexual Violence and Child Marriage (May 2020-August 2020)
  • Legal Need Survey in South Sulawesi and Lampung Province (December 2018-September 2019)
  • Development Access to Justice Index in Indonesia (June 2018-November 2019)
  • Development Restorative Justice Framework (August 2018-September 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)



  1. Diffabled People’s Access to Indonesia Criminal Justice System, published as contributor in the Legacies of Institutionalization (Disability, Law, Policy in the “Deinstitutionalized” Community, published by Hart Publishing, Oxford (2020)
  2. Research of Judicial Decision’s Template (Study in Four Branches of Court in Indonesia), published by Faculty of Law University of Indonesia (2020)
  3. Index of Access to Justice in Indonesia in 2019, published by Indonesia Judicial Research Society (2020)
  4. Co-Author, The Protection to Women Diffable Victims within Indonesian Criminal Justice System published as contributor in Human Rights: Dialectics of Universalism vs Relativism in Indonesia published by LKiS, Yogyakarta (2017)
  5. Co-Author, Consistency Assessment of Judicial Decision in Sexual Violence Cases, published by Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia (2016)
  6. Co-Author, Examination of Mary Jane’s Case: Study of Judicial Court Decision published by LBH Jakarta (2016)
  7. 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);
  8. Public Official Investigation, Manual Book for society, published by MaPPI-FHUI (2012);


  1. 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)
  2. The Role of Indonesian CSOs to Increase the Understanding of Diffable issues in the Indonesian Criminal Justice System, published in Journal South East Asian Human Rights [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 128-146, dec. 2017. ISSN 2599-2147, available in https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/JSEAHR/article/view/6135/4546
  3. Co-Author “Spreading reform viruses to University and its student” paper, presented in Southeast Asia Legal Education Conference, Airlangga University, Surabaya (2013);


  1. Why Indonesia Should Stop Sending Drug Users to Prison, published in theconversation; https://theconversation.com/why-indonesia-should-stop-sending-drug-users-to-prison-101137
  2. Perempuan dan Tantangan Penegakan Hukum (Woman and Legal Enforcement’s Challenge) published in Jawapos Newspaper 23 April 2018; https://www.pressreader.com/indonesia/jawa-pos/20180423/281633895839059
  3. Aksesibilitas Difabel dalam Sistem Peradilan Pidana Indonesia (The Accessibility of Diffabled People within Indonesian Criminal Justice System) http://www.hukumonline.com/berita/baca/lt59dde0c8ac758/aksesibilitas-difabel-dalam-sistem-peradilan-pidana-indonesia-oleh–dio-ashar-wicaksana
  4. Peradilan yang Adil bagi Penyandang Difabel (Fair Trial to Difabled People) http://www.hukumonline.com/berita/baca/lt585296132b040/peradilan-yang-adil-bagi-penyandang-difabel-oleh–dio-ashar-wicaksana
  5. Memaksimalkan Reformasi Kejaksaan (Maximizing the Prosecutor’s reform), published in Jawapos Newspaper 21 July 2016; http://www.jawapos.com/read/2016/07/21/40483/memaksimalkan-reformasi-kejaksaan
  6. Urgensi Reformasi Anggaran Perkara Kejaksaan (Urgency in Budgetary of Prosecutor’s Cases Handling) http://www.hukumonline.com/berita/baca/lt573e7e586c98c/urgensi-reformasi-penyusunan-anggaran-perkara-pidana-umum-kejaksaan-broleh–dio-ashar-wicaksana