Maria I. Tarigan, or who is familiarly called Maria, graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia in 2018. During her study, Maria, who pursued a major in Criminal Law, was active in student organizations at faculties and universities, including BPM FHUI 2016 as Head of the Research Bureau and Development and the UI Student Court as Member Judge (October 2017 – March 2018) and Chief Judge (March – October 2018).

Before joining as a researcher at IJRS, Maria was a research assistant and enumerator at the Institute for Research and Advocacy for Judicial Independence (LeIP), interned at the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Indonesia, and attended the Criminal Law Clinic as well as an internship at LKBH-PPS UI. Maria also participated in facilitating training for the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union in Sukabumi and Indramayu.

Maria has an interest in criminalization policies in the issue of Narcotics, even her thesis itself also discusses the issue of criminalizing medical marijuana in Indonesia. It was her interest in this issue that led Maria to be actively involved with civil society organizations in advocating for the regulation of medical marijuana.

For two consecutive years, Maria also served as editor in chief of the Indonesian Judicial Journal – Teropong. Issues raised in the Teropong Journal under Maria’s management include the role of supporting state institutions in law enforcement and criminal procedural law reform.

In addition, Maria is also involved in several studies such as criminal research in the PKS Bill, research on legal aid services at the Prosecutor’s Office and the preparation of monitoring forms for the implementation of the Supreme Court Regulation (PERMA) No. 3 of 2017 concerning Guidelines for Adjudicating Cases of Women Against the Law at Court.

Education

Bachelor of Law, University of Indonesia (2018)

Publication

Book

  1. Pedoman Pendamping Perempuan Berhadapan dengan Hukum, diterbitkan oleh MaPPI FHUI (2019)
  2. Pos Pelayanan Hukum Gratis di Lembaga Kejaksaan Republik Indonesia, diterbitkan oleh MaPPI FHUI (2020)
  3. Penelitian Format Putusan Pengadilan Indonesia: Studi Empat Lingkungan Peradilan di Bawah Mahkamah Agung, diterbitkan oleh MaPPI FHUI (2020)
  4. Ganja untuk Kesehatan Bukan Kejahatan: Amicus Curiae untuk Majelis Hakim dalam Perkara No. 83/Pid.Sus/2020/PN.Kpg atas nama Terdakwa Reyndhart Rossy N. Siahaan di Pengadilan Negeri Kupang, diterbitkan oleh Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (2020)

Journal

  1. Dekriminalisasi Penggunaan Ganja: Pendekatan Komparatif California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act, Padjadjaran Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)

Media

  1. Polemik Perampasan Aset Kasus First Travel oleh Negara: Bagaimana Agar Korban Bisa Memperoleh Ganti Rugi, diterbitkan di The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/polemik-perampasan-aset-kasus-first-travel-oleh-negara-bagaimana-agar-korban-bisa-memperoleh-ganti-rugi-127447
  2. Sejauh Mana Legalisasi Ganja Bisa Bermanfaat?, diterbitkan di The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/sejauh-mana-legalisasi-ganja-bisa-bermanfaat-131208
  3. Ketahui Hak Anda Jika Berhadapan dengan Aparat Penegak Hukum, diterbitkan di The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/ketahui-hak-anda-jika-berhadapan-dengan-aparat-penegak-hukum-137293