Gov’t Issues Regulation on Children Protection Coordination
Date 24 September 2019
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on 6 September, 2019 signed Government Regulation (PP) Number 50 of 2019 on Implementation of Children Protection Coordination to implement the provisions of Article 73A paragraph (3) of Law Number 35 of 2014 on Amendments to Law Number 23 of 2002 on Children Protection.
The Regulation states that the Implementation of Children Protection Coordination aims to: a. increase efforts to fulfill the rights of children and children special protection; b. improve relationships that are synergistic and harmonious in fulfilling the rights of children and children special protection; and obtain data and information on the implementation of children protection.
“In the context of the effectiveness of the implementation of children protection, the Minister (of Women Empowerment and Child Protection) must coordinate with relevant institutions and establish a Children Protection Coordination Team. (Meanwhile), governors and regents/mayors should coordinate the implementation of children protection in the regions,” article 3 paragraphs (1, 2, and 3) of the Regulation reads.
The implementation of the aforementioned children protection coordination, according to the Regulation, is carried out on: a. fulfillment of children rights; and. b. children special protection, and carried out through: a. monitoring; b. evaluation; and c. reporting.
The Regulation also states that monitoring the implementation of children rights should be implemented for: a. fulfillment of civil rights and freedoms; b. family environment and alternative care; c. fulfillment of basic health and welfare rights; and d. fulfillment of the right to education, leisure, culture and recreation.
Monitoring the implementation of children special protection, according to the Regulation, should be implemented for: a. children in emergency situations; b. children in conflict with law; c. children from minority and isolated groups; d. children exploited economically and/or sexually; e. children who are victims of narcotics, alcohol, psychotropic, and other addictive drugs; f. children who are victims of pornography; g. children with HIV/AIDS; h. children who are victims of abduction and/or trafficking; i. children who are victims of physical and/or psychological abuse; j. children who are victims of sexual crimes; k. children who are victims of terrorism networks; l. children with disabilities; m. children who are victims of mistreatment and neglect; n. children with deviant social behavior; and o. children who are victims of stigmatization from labeling related to condition of their parents.
“The aforementioned monitoring aims to provide data and information related to implementation of fulfillment of children rights and children special protection and provide input for the Minister to conduct an evaluation,” article 9 paragraph (1, 2) of the Regulation reads. The evaluation results will provide base for the Minister to make the report.
“The evaluation is carried out at least once in 1 (one) year,” article 14 of the Regulation states.
The Regulation stipulates that the Minister should make the report on the implementation of children protection based on the results of the evaluation and submit the report to the President.
The aforementioned report should become a consideration for the Minister and leaders of the relevant institutions in making policies related to the implementation of the fulfillment of the children’s rights and children special protection. The report should be reported once in 1 (one) year.
“The Government Regulation shall apply as of the date of its promulgation,” Article 19 of the Government Regulation reads. The Regulation was promulgated by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on 12 September 2019. (Pusdatin/ES)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani