Pushing for the Implementation of Supreme Court Regulation No.3/2017 to Ensure Women’s Access to Justice

28 November 2019
Author: Amron Hamdi

Implementation of the Criminal Justice System for the Handling of Cases of Violence against Women (SPPT-PKKTP) is influenced by the situation and context in each respective region. Archipelagic regions and remote areas, such as Central Kalimantan, Maluku, Southeast Sulawesi, have deep cultural roots, while border regions and transit areas such as Riau Islands Province have a higher prevalence of human trafficking related crimes.

Responding to these challenges, FPL works with the Australian-Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ) with support from the MAMPU Program to increase understanding about Supreme Court Regulation (PERMA) No.3/2017 regarding Guidelines for Processing Cases Affecting Women. FPL does this by hosting inform sessions and disseminating booklets about the regulation to judges, law enforcement officials, regional governments, and organisations providing services to women victims of violence in several cities, started with Semarang on 1 October and Jakarta on 24 October. Further sessions are planned to take place in Ambon on 7 November and in Kendari on 21 November.

The SPPT-PKKTP concept applies perspectives of gender equality and victim’s rights to the criminal justice system in Indonesia to ensure victims of violence don’t experience discrimination in the judicial process and can obtain fast and effective access to justice.