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Original name: Undang-Undang Tentang Perlindungan Anak
Name: Law on Child Protection (No. 23/2002).
Country: Indonesia
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2002-10-22
Entry into force:
Published on: Business News [English version], 2002-12-27, No. 6855, pp. 27A-30A (continued)
Business News (English version), 2002-12-30, No. 6856, 9A-21A
ISN: IDN-2002-L-63103
Bibliography: Business News [English version], 2002-12-27, No. 6855, pp. 27A-30A (continued)
Business News (English version), 2002-12-30, No. 6856, 9A-21A
Legislation on-line in Indonesian Legislation on-line in Indonesian Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia, Indonesian Broadcasting Corporation, Indonesia PDF of Law in Indonesian PDF of Law in Indonesian (consulted on 2012-10-02)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on protection of children. Child is defined as person under the age of 18, including child in uterus. Basic objective is to guarantee and protect rights of children, so as to ensure their survival, growth and development. Divided into 14 chapters. Chapter 1 contains general provisions; Chapter 2 sets forth basic principles and objectives. Chapter 3 regulates rights and obligations of child. Chapter 4 provides for obligations and responsibilities of state, government, society, family and parents in implementing child protection. Chapter 5 regulates status of child. Chapter 6 provides for upbringing power. Chapter 7 deals with custody; Chapter 8 with upbringing and adoption of child. Chapter 9 provides for implementation of protection; Chapter 10 for public participation. Chapter 11 establishes Indonesian Child Protection Commission. Chapter 12 contains criminal provisions. Finally, Chapters 13 and 14 contain transitional and closing provisions.
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