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


Legal Protection and Rehabilitation of Victims of Child Trafficking With the Purpose of Prostitution in Indonesia

Author(s): Suryaningsi, Warman, Laili Komariyah, Nurlaili, Widyatmike Gede Mulawarman, Yusak Hudiyono, Aziz Thaba

 This study aims to determine the factors causing the crime of child trafficking with the aim of prostitution and legal protection and rehabilitation measures provided by the government to victims. This research is a qualitative descriptive study using an empirical legal design. Research location at the South Sulawesi Child Protection Institute. The types of data used include primary data, secondary data, and tertiary data. Data techniques used in interviews and literature. Data analysis using an interactive analysis model. The findings of this study are; 1) The factors causing the crime of girls with the aim of being prostituted include poverty, job seekers, low levels of education, broken homes, and a history of sexual violence. Legal protection efforts provided by the government are carried out in two ways, namely protection provided for victims of crime and protection after becoming victims of crime. The provisions contained in the Criminal Code are protection in the abstract or "indirect protection". The crime of child trafficking is regulated in Articles 296 and 297 of the Criminal Code, but in its development, Law Number 23 of 2002 concerning Child Protection is also used. The rehabilitation effort carried out by the South Sulawesi Child Protection Agency is by providing assistance which includes: psychological assistance, legal assistance, and medical assistance for victims of child trafficking with the aim of being prostituted.

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