Academy Fellow, International Law Programme
Agantaranansa Juanda

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Since 2016, Agantaranansa has been the coordinator for the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) at FORUM-ASIA, where he was responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity building to NGOs, governments and National Human Rights Institutions.

Previously, he was country director in Indonesia for Elva Community Engagement where he focused on access to justice and human rights issues affecting marginalised communities.

Agantaranansa began his career in private legal practice in Jakarta followed by stints with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

His research examines the role played by national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in the promotion and protection of human rights in the business sector - including identification of best practices and standards for NHRIs as well as obstacles to their effectiveness in this area.

Areas of expertise

  • Public international law
  • International human rights law
  • Southeast Asia

Past experience

2016-17Programme coordinator, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
2015-16Country director (Indonesia), Elva Community Engagement
2014Legal fellow, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
2013Protection associate, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
2011-13Associate lawyer, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners 
2011Legal researcher, Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN
2009-10Managing editor, ALSA International Law Review
2009Legal intern, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia