The Indonesian Foundation for Law and Policy Studies

The Indonesian Foundation for Law and Policy Studies (Yayasan Studi Hukum dan Kebijakan Indonesia/YSHK) was established on 1 July 1008. Established by several scholars, advocates, and law students, YSHK intends to help drive several efforts of legal reform in Indonesia after the 1998 reformation.

YSHK began its contributions in 1998 by establishing the Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (Pusat Studi Hukum dan Kebijakan Indonesia/PSHK), which, until this very day, has conducted various research and advocacy activities that have contributed significantly towards the improvement of law in Indonesia. With an average of 10 research activities each year, PSHK has established a good reputation in research along with several ministries, parliamentary institutions, and judicial institutions in Indonesia. Currently there are two research activities being conducted at PSHK, in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Indonesia. PSHK also actively conducts several legal advocacy activities in cooperation with several non-governmental organizations, especially in the issues of legal enforcement, anticorruption, human rights, environmental sustainability, allignments towards marginalized communities. PSHK also routinely and continuously builds expertise and conducts legislative drafting training. Participants of PSHK’s trainings consist of members of parliament, ministries, non-governmental organizations, journalists, and several companies. Up until today, there are more than 1.000 alumni of PSHK’s trainings.

In 2000, YSHK established, which is a new innovation that continues to develop in the field of legal information in Indonesia. now has become Indonesia’s leading legal portal with more than 4 million viewers each month and 130.000 subscribers who use its legal information service.  

In 2006, YSHK established the Daniel S Lev Law Library. The name of the library was given as homage to the late Prof. Daniel S Lev (1933—2006) who was a teacher, friend, and significant supporter towards YSHK’s organization. In the library, you can also find the room named after Prof. Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri (1926—2007), who from the beginning gave plenty of guidance towards YSHK’s organization. The Daniel S Lev Law Library currently holds over 15.000 collections and has become a public library which not only functions as a source of reference, but is also used as a place for meetings, discussions, delivering statements, and other activities that support the efforts of legal reform in Indonesia.

With more than ten years of experience in handling a research institution, law library, and legal information media, in 2011, YSHK decided to take its next innovative step; establishing Indonesia Jentera School of Law (Sekolah Tinggi Hukum Indonesia Jentera/STHI Jentera). STHI Jentera was founded on the belief that law in Indonesia should continuously be treated and developed in order to become a medium for a driving force towards reaching a democratic, just, and prosperous Indonesia. Therefore, quality legal education becomes a necessity in order to produce legal practitioners that possess the high proficiency and integrity in supporting the legal reform efforts in Indonesia.

YSHK Executive Board (2016—2018):

Chairman: Eryanto Nugroho

Vice Chairman I: Dr. Yunus Husein (Director of STHI Jentera)

Vice Chairman II: M. Nur Sholikin (Executive Director of PSHK)


  1. Bivitri Susanti
  2. Erni Setyowati
  3. Inayah Assegaf
  4. Gita Putri Damayana

Secretary: Ronald Rofiandri

Treasurer: Rizky Argama