Responsive Legal Protection Against Child Abduction: A Human Rights Perspective

Fitriyah Ingratubun, H. M. Said Karim, Marthen Arie, Iin Karita Shakharina


More child abductions have caused residents in major cities to be anxious, as can be seen from the concerns of almost all citizens. Hence, given the urgency of their development, it requires special care in order to grow and develop both physically mentally and spiritually. This research was an empiric legal research and it was conducted in Makassar and Jakarta, Indonesia. The results show that the principle of legal protection against children about non-discrimination, the best interests of children, the right to survival and development and the appreciation of children’ opinion has been set forth in Child Protection Law. In reality, however, the number of child abductions is still frequent; the act is very detrimental to the child in this case the child as a victim of a crime. The principle of child protection needs to be done as early as possible, i.e since from the fetus until the child is 18 years old. In conducting the development and protection for children, it is necessary for the role of the community through the institutions of child protection, religious institutions, non-government organizations, social organizations, business, mass-media and educational institutions. The complexity of the issue of child protection is very broad, and it cannot be simplified on one issue only. Above all, it is important to extend legal coverage and insight into the importance to understanding the principles of legal protection for children.

Keywords: Child Abduction; Human Rights; Legal Protection

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