National Implementation of IHL
Law Number 35 of 2014 on the Amendment of the Law Number 23 of 2002 on Child Protection
Undang-Undang Nomor 35 Tahun 2014 tentang Perubahan atas Undang-Undang Nomor 23 Tahun 2002 tentang Perlindungan Anak

17.10.2014
Yes
Lembaran Negara Republik Indonesia Tahun 2014 Nomor 297 / The Official Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Year 2014 Number 297

Summary
The Law Number 35 of 2014 amends several provisions in the Law Number 23 of 2002 on Child Protection. The main amendment is related to the heavier criminal sanctions for sexual abuses against children.

Article 1.1 of the 2014 Law defines child as anyone who is below 18 years of age. The 2014 law maintains the provision that children shall be protected from being involved in armed conflict or war (Article 15). The Elucidation to this particular provision stresses that such protection should be done directly and indirectly in order to ensure the protection of children’s physical and psychological welfare. Further, Article 76H stipulates that recruiting or utilising children for military purposes is prohibited. This prohibition, as stated in Article 87, carries a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment or a fine up to IDR 100 million (±US$9000).


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