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From DOB Papua to the Criminal Code: Jokowi’s Important Legacy in 2022

goodmorningpapua.com – The Presidential Staff Office or KSP considers that 2022 will witness the birth of a number of important legal and policy products inherited from the administration of President Joko Widodo or Jokowi. Starting from laws related to the New Autonomous Region (DOB) in Papua and West Papua, the Law on Crimes of Sexual Violence or the TPKS Law to the Criminal Code aka Criminal Code. KSP said that these various legislative products could be achieved because of the effective work of ministries and related parties.

“I hope that in the remaining two years, this synergy will continue to build stronger in order to achieve the development agendas that have been planned,” said a Deputy V Chief of Presidential Staff for Politics, Law and Human Rights, Jaleswari Pramodhawardani, in a written statement, Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

Dani, as she is called, described a number of legal products that were overseen by the KSP and which have been ratified in 2022. The first is the TPKS Bill which was finally passed into law after more than 10 years of being stalled. The ratification of the TPKS Bill, she said, was inseparable from productive collaborative work.

Then in the middle of the year, various derivative regulations were born from the renewal of the Papua Special Autonomy Law. Three laws were issued which became the basis for the formation of three new autonomous regions in Papua. The three are South Papua Province, Central Papua Province, and Highlands Papua Province.

At the end of the year, there was another fourth law that created the Province of Southwest Papua. This regulation was coupled with the issuance of Presidential Regulation Number 121 of 2022 which mandated the establishment of a Papua Steering Committee.

Then, said Dani, the KSP also oversaw the issuance of Presidential Decree Number 17 of 2022 concerning the Team for the Settlement of Past Serious Human Rights Violations. This regulation, she said, is a form of Jokowi’s commitment to guaranteeing the completion of the non-judicial route.

“Especially in fulfilling the rights of victims, without leaving the settlement of the judicial pathway which is also in progress,” said the Commissioner of PT Pindad.

Then finally, the ratification of the new Criminal Code which replaced the old Criminal Code, a legal product left by the Dutch East Indies colonial government which had been in effect since 1918. This new Criminal Code, said Dani, contains elements of nationalism and reflects efforts to reform national law.

Meanwhile for 2023, Dani said the KSP would focus on legal reform, maintaining political stability, and continuing equitable development by overseeing several key issues. Starting from preparations for the implementation of the Simultaneous Election and Regional Head Elections, the establishment of a single regulatory management institution, and the acceleration of welfare development in Papua.

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