Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Diplomation as one of the Alternatives to Returning Corruption Assets Abroad

Author(s): Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto

Massive and widespread of corruption has resulted in arduous efforts to eradicate corruption in Indonesia. Law enforcers, especially the Indonesian Corruption of Eradication Commission, continue to work to recover assets, in particular state funds misappropriated by corruption. Although, to this day, stolen public money located overseas has not been fully accessible to Indonesian law enforcement. In fact, Indonesian law enforcers would rather focus their efforts on recovering the stolen public money which is stored within the domestic jurisdiction. In addition, corruptors remain very good at hiding their money abroad to evade Indonesian law enforcement. This study was conducted to analyze the Indonesian legal framework of mutual legal assistance to recover stolen Indonesian public money stored offshore. Additionally, this study considers the possibility of the use of diplomatic channels as an effective legal remedy to recover the stolen public money stored outside the jurisdiction of Indonesia.

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