Reform of Criminal Law and Implications for Law Enforcement in Indonesia

Ruslan Renggong

Abstract


Criminal law reform is an attempt to bring law and order to suit the times and needs of the Indonesian nation. The update is done by the criminal law codification preparing the draft new Penal Code, in lieu of the Code of Criminal old. There are two drafts of the material in the book Criminal Justice Act which can lead to implications for criminal law enforcement in Indonesia is an exception to the principle of legality and still retained the death penalty. The results showed the whole  of the respondents agreed conducted criminal law reform. The majority  of respondents did not agree if any provision on the principle of legality exception because it can cause legal uncertainty and abuse of power, and the majority  of respondents did not agree because of the retention of the death penalty is contrary to human rights.

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