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Examining the "Copy & Paste" Regulation of Batam City to Combat Human Trafficking in the Transit Area
3rd Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (AICILS) (2016)
  • Elza Syarief, Universitas Internasional Batam
Abstract
Batam City of Riau Island Province is a destination and transit area for the embarkation and debarkation of human trafficking victims in Indonesia. The Batam City Government issued Municipal Regulation No.5 of 2013 on the Prevention and Handling of Human Trafficking Victims (‘Batam Human Trafficking Regulation’). This regulation raises controversy among the stakeholders related to its effectiveness in combating human trafficking. This research evaluates the Batam Human Trafficking Regulation by utilising the approaches of Soerjono Soekanto’s Effectiveness of Law Theory. It adopts a socio-legal research method by using in-depth interviews as the means of data collection. It finds that the Batam Human Trafficking Regulation is merely a ‘copy and paste’ legislation from the West Java Province Regional Regulation on Human Trafficking. It is suggested that the Batam Human Trafficking Regulation should be revised and preceded by in-depth research and surveying public opinion to involve all relevant stakeholders in Batam City.
Keywords
  • human trafficking,
  • Batam Regulation,
  • transit area
Disciplines
Publication Date
March, 2016
Citation Information
Elza Syarief. "Examining the "Copy & Paste" Regulation of Batam City to Combat Human Trafficking in the Transit Area" 3rd Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (AICILS) (2016) p. 112 - 124 ISSN: 978-1-911185-04-8
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elza-syarief/14/