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


The Implementation of Chemical Castration Sanctions against Convicts of Child Sexual Crimes in Indonesia by Doctors

Author(s): Mellisa Efiyanti, Gunawan Widjaja

The significant increase in the number of cases of sexual crimes against children in the last few decades has encouraged various countries in the world to enforce the proper rule of law. The chemical castration penalty as an additional sanction has been applied in Indonesia. Government regulations of implementing chemical castration sanction have appointed doctors to carry out this sanction on the convicts. It created controversy in its implementation that is not in accordance with the Indonesian Medical Practice Law and the Indonesian Medical Code of Ethics. This research is a normative study. It used secondary data. Analysis was conducted through a comparative approach. The researcher compared the laws of chemical castration in three countries to provide recommendations for establishing legal regulations that are collaborative, adaptive, reformative, and effective (C,A,R,E) for the appointment of doctors implementing chemical castration.

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