Juridical Implication of Overlapping Legal Protection for Whistleblowers in Narcotics Case in Indonesia

Adhalia Septia Saputri, Moch. Bakri, Prija Djatmika, Suharyono Ar


According to Act Number 13 of 2006 on Protecting Witnesses and Victims, there are two legal subjects comprising witnesses and victims. Moreover, legal subjects according to Act Number 31 of 2014 concerning Protecting Witnesses and Victims are extended in scope into five: witnesses, victims, Perpetrators as witnesses, whistleblowers, and experts. Whistleblowers, as in Act, are those who report or submit information to legal authorities concerning a crime that has taken place, is taking place, or will take place. The legal protection provided consists of personal safety, family safety, and protection for asset and from physical harm raised from the case reported. This protection is provided to encourage individuals to bravely report a narcotic criminal case. Narcotic crime is defined as an illicit act of using substance or drug extracted or obtained from plants or non-plants where the substance could degrade or affect consciousness, kill pain, and cause addiction.

Keywords: legal protection, whistleblower, narcotic crime

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