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Original name: Undang-Undang Tentang Penanganan Fakir Miskin
Name: Law on the Handling of the Poor and Needy (Law No. 13/2011).
Country: Indonesia
Subject(s): Social security (general standards)
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2011-08-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Business News - English Edition, 2012-03-28, No. 8237, pp. 23-41
ISN: IDN-2011-L-91167
Bibliography: Business News - English Edition, 2012-03-28, No. 8237, pp. 23-41
Legislation on-line in Indonesian Legislation on-line in Indonesian Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia, Indonesia PDF of Law in Indonesian PDF of Law in Indonesian (consulted on 2012-10-02)
Abstract/Citation: The law is aimed at the State's obligation to assist those living in poverty as is set out in the Constitution. This Law consolidates the provisions that deal with poverty in other laws and sets out measures to improve the situation of those living in poverty. The Law Contains 9 chapters:
Chapter I - General Provisions
Chapter II - Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter III - The Handling of the Poor and Needy
Chapter IV - Task and Authority
Chapter V - Resources
Chapter VI - Coordination and Supervision
Chapter VII - Public Participation
Chapter VIII - Criminal Provisions
Chapter IX - Conclusion

Upon entry into force of this law, other Laws dealing with poverty remain valid unless they contradict this Law.
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