Restitution Penalty Enforcement in Human Trafficking Criminal Cases

Pardede, David Panahatan (2021) Restitution Penalty Enforcement in Human Trafficking Criminal Cases. In: ICLHR 2021, 14-15 April 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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The implementation of restitution provided for victims of human trafficking still could not give the victims their rights. Most of them had no idea about restitution rights, even if they know about it, their requests for restitution were often rejected in the trial. In the Criminal Procedure Code, defendants’ rights are above the rights of witnesses and victims. Hence, in every "due process", defendants have to be able to defend himself. As the result, victims and witnesses will be less-prioritized. This research employed normative legal method to obtain secondary data in the forms of primary, secondary and tertiary legal materials. Primary data supported the secondary data. It is found forced asset confiscation from the defendants of human trafficking can proceed starting from the investigation process. After the asset confiscation is carried out, investigators are obliged to report to the Head of the District Court to obtain approval for the confiscation process. The legal basis for the confiscation is Article 1 point 16 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which states that confiscation is an act done by investigators to take over and or keep under control all movable or immovable, tangible or intangible objects as means of proof in investigation, prosecution and trial. When evidences have been collected, confiscation is the follow-up action to the investigation process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: forced attempt restitution human trafficking crime
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 10:56
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 10:56

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