Government Responsibility on Legal Protection to Indonesian Migrant Workers In Informal Sector

Ludfie Jatmiko, Suhariningsih ., Rachmad Safa’at, Iwan Permadi


Protection for Indonesian Migrant Workers in informal sector who work abroad is a manifestation of the Government’s responsibility to fulfill constitutional rights as citizens. Law Number 18 of 2017 concerning Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers is an Integral part of a system built based on the mandate of Article 28 D paragraph (3), where every citizen has the right to obtain decent work, meaning that the rights of every citizen are the right to work abroad and it is the Government’s obligation to provide protection for Indonesian migrant workers in the informal sector who work abroad. There are Indonesian Migrant Workers in the informal sector because its characteristics are a group that is very susceptible to abuse, discrimination and injustice when working abroad. The most susceptible group among migrant workers are informal sector workers (domestic workers) because of the women. The responsibility of the state requires the Government to provide protection to Indonesian Migrant Workers regardless of their status, whether they are legal or illegal because they are out of the jurisdiction of the sending state.

Keywords: Government’s Responsibility, Protection, Indonesian Migrant Workers

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