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


Legal Protection for Indonesian Migrant Workers Based on Law Number 18 of 2017

Author(s): Lalu Husni, RR. Cahyowati, Mansur

The protection of Indonesian migrant workers that working overseas is often a problem because the government has replaced the Law 39 of 2004 about the Placement and Protection of Migrant Workers Overseas by Law Number 18 of 2017 on the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI). This law is expected to be a solution to provide protection for Indonesian migrant workers because it is interesting to explore by bringing up issues regarding to the form of protection of Indonesian migrant workers in the perspective of Law number 18 of 2017. This research is normative legal research that examines primary, secondary material and tertiary legal. Analysis of legal material was conducted by prescriptive analysis (prescriptive analytics) by building deductive arguments. Based on the results of the study, it was found that the protection of Indonesian migrant workers based on Law Number 18 Year 2017 began as candidates for migrant workers which included protection before work, during, and after work. Protection before work includes administrative protection and technical protection. While protection during work includes data collection, registration, monitoring, evaluation, providing services, coaching, and facilitating repatriation. While protection after work includes facilitation of return, completion of unmet workers' rights, social rehabilitation, social reintegration, and empowerment of Indonesian migrant workers and their families. Such protection includes legal, social and economic protection.

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