2015 ASEAN Youth JusticeMakers Fellows

We are pleased to announce that IBJ has selected 4 winners of the ASEAN Youth JusticeMakers Competition 2015, sponsored by the National Youth Council (NYC) of Singapore and apVentures.

Naila Rizki Zakia of IndonesiaNaila Rizki Zakia (Indonesia) educates underage inmates regarding the rights of children in conflict with the law sharing legal information and best practices. To improve their basic understanding about human rights, the rights of children in conflict with the law, and child criminal procedure, she conducted several legal trainings for underage inmates. Naila intended to increase early access to justice for underage detainees; to contribute towards creating sustainability of legal counselling through legal mentorship; to strengthen capacity of underage inmates in order for them to get involved in society after they are released from prison and finally, to minimize violations toward underage inmates and underage detainees in prison. Read More


Arianne Reyes of the Philippines

Arianne Reyes (The Philippines) and her team of two young lawyers are seeking to fill this gap and raise awareness of juvenile justice through:

            • Production of a short instructional video and material that illustrates the needs of children in conflict with the law;
            • Training of social workers and paralegals who would implement what they have learned  when handling cases involving children and youth;
            • A social media campaign to raise awareness and increase outreach. Read More


Pawinee Chumsri of Thailand

Pawinee Chumsri (Thailand) aims to provide access to basic legal assistance via a human rights hotline center. She and her team would also litigate strategic cases and document human rights violations under  military rule and seek the reinforcement of protection for civilians in vulnerable circumstances. Read More


Laofang Bundidterdsakul of Thailand

Laofang Bundidterdsakul (Thailand) aims to improve the situation of indigenous and ethnic communities by conducting real trials in which other villagers and community leaders would be invited to witness and learn from the process.
He will be presenting Mr. Su Wang-poh, a native Hmong villager, to assert his tribal land rights in a case against local authorities. He also wishes to encourage four local Hmong villages and their community leaders to  observe  the trial as an educational instrument  which will help increase awareness of their legal rights. Read More