Senin, 30 Januari 2023

The New Criminal Code Has Been Passed As Law, Will Be Effective 3 Years Later

 
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By:
Team of Hukumindo

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The New Criminal Code

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) passed Law Number 1 of 2023 concerning the Criminal Code (KUHP). The new Criminal Code is Jokowi's first legal product to be inaugurated this year. This law was passed in Jakarta today by President Jokowi. And this law was promulgated in Jakarta by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno.[1]

This new Criminal Code contains 624 articles, as well as replacing the Dutch colonial Criminal Code. In addition, the new Criminal Code also codifies a number of other laws. In Article 623 (Chapter XXXVII regarding closing provisions) of RI Law Number 1/2023, it is written 'This law may be referred to as the Criminal Code'.[2]

Will Be Effective 3 Years Later

In Article 624 in 'Chapter XXXVII closing provisions', there is an explanation regarding the time when the new Criminal Code will come into force. "This Law shall come into effect after 3 (three) years from the date of promulgation," reads Article 624. This means that the new Criminal Code will come into effect on January 2, 2026.[3] And if you have any legal issue in Indonesia, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist you. 


*) For further information please contact:
Mahmud Kusuma Advocate
Law Office
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma22@gmail.com

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References:

1. "KUHP Baru Jadi UU Pertama di 2023 yang Diteken Jokowi", news.detik.com., Audrey Santoso, Diakses pada tanggal 28 Januari 2023, Link: https://news.detik.com/berita/d-6495235/kuhp-baru-jadi-uu-pertama-di-2023-yang-diteken-jokowi
2. Ibid.
3. "KUHP Baru Diteken Jokowi Resmi Jadi UU, Berlaku 3 Tahun Lagi", news.detik.com., Audrey Santoso, Diakses pada tanggal 28 Januari 2023, Link: https://news.detik.com/berita/d-6495179/kuhp-baru-diteken-jokowi-resmi-jadi-uu-berlaku-3-tahun-lagi


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