Weak Child Protection Law in Act Combating Crime of Trafficking in Person in Indonesia

Rosita ., Firdaus Abu Bakar, Taufik .


After nearly eight (8) years since the promulgation of Act No. 21 of 2007 on the Eradication of Trafficking in Persons (ETP), the crime of human trafficking in Indonesia, instead of being lost or minimal number decreased from year to year, but instead increased sharply. Tragically, 60 (sixty) percent of the victims of the crime of trafficking are children, especially girls. Inability Act ETP, protect children from human trafficking crime, due to the lack of regulation on child protection in the law. Weakness is covering the weak oversight mechanisms and prevention, so that children do not become victims of this crime, and lack of criminal sanctions can be imposed against the perpetrators of the crime of trafficking in persons, so that it does not pose a deterrent effect against perpetrators.

Keywords: legal protection, children, the crime of trafficking in persons.

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