Nurkholis Hidayat commenced his legal practice in 2004, member of Indonesia Bar Association, founder of Southeast Asia Legal Aid Lawyers Network, and previously served as a director of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta-YLBHI), and National Advisor for Legal Aid and Criminal Justice Reform for the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ). More recently, he also serves as Legal and Policy Analyst at Indonesian Tax Justice Network and Responsibank Coalition.
Nurkholis holds master of laws from the Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne and having bachelor degree from the University of Sebelas Maret, Surakarta. He is a fellow of Fredkorpset-Norwey South to South Exchange Program in 2008, Fellow of the US -International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) -The Rule of Law Program in 2013, awardee of Australia Award Scholarship in 2015. His area of expertise covers business and human rights, criminal justice and anti-corruption (e.g, tax abuse and illicit financial flows) and environment. His views on legal and human rights issues frequently published in national newspapers.