Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Law, Social Science, Economics, and Education, MALAPY 2022, 28 May 2022, Tegal, Indonesia

Research Article

Implementation of Legal Protection for Witness to Criminal Actions of Corruption in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-5-2022.2320541,
        author={Anwar  Mustofa and Fajar Ari Sudewo and Achmad Irwan Hamzani},
        title={Implementation of Legal Protection for Witness to Criminal Actions of Corruption in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Law, Social Science, Economics, and Education, MALAPY 2022, 28 May 2022, Tegal, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MALAPY},
        year={2022},
        month={8},
        keywords={corruption protection witness},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-5-2022.2320541}
    }
    
  • Anwar Mustofa
    Fajar Ari Sudewo
    Achmad Irwan Hamzani
    Year: 2022
    Implementation of Legal Protection for Witness to Criminal Actions of Corruption in Indonesia
    MALAPY
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-5-2022.2320541
Anwar Mustofa1,*, Fajar Ari Sudewo1, Achmad Irwan Hamzani1
  • 1: Universitas Pancasakti Tegal
*Contact email: anwarmustafa@gmail.com

Abstract

Criminal cases depend on witness testimony. Witnesses need safety. Still, witnesses in certain cases have received threats. This paper examines the qualifications and rights of witnesses to corruption offences under Law 31 of 2014 and the application of legal protection for them in Indonesia. This research is normative. This study's data analysis is qualitative because it's narrative-descriptive. According to the study, corruption witnesses must meet formal and material conditions to be utilized as legal evidence. Articles 5, 10, 1 and 2 and 10A outline the witness's rights. Article 9 of the Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 31 of 2014 grants witness rights from the beginning to finish of an investigation. Even if the threat isn't evident, witnesses to corruption crimes that accuse the suspect or defendant must be watched. Witnesses and their families are protected by the Witness and Victim Protection Agency.