Special Committee Targets Revision of Terrorism Law Before November

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Special Committee Targets Revision of Terrorism Law Before November
lustration - Bomb and Inafis bombers conducted the scene of a pot bomb explosion in Pandawa Park, Bandung, West Java, Monday (27/2/2017). (ANTARA FOTO/Novrian Arbi/foc/17)
For instance, the definition of terrorism that is different across the world,
Jakarta (Antaran Babel) - A special committee is targeting to revise Law No. 15 of 2003 on Terrorism Crime before November following the bomb attack at Kampung Melayu, Jakarta, last week.

"Right now, we are in the problem compiling list phase by the special committee and government. Due to the Kampung Melayu bomb attack, we would speed up the process, and it is scheduled to be completed before November 2017," one of the members of the Terrorism Special Committee Bobby Rizaldy stated in Jakarta on Monday.

He noted that the committee is eyeing to complete the revision of the law to strengthen the process of detection and prevention of terrorism, which is regarded as a violation of human rights.

According to Rizaldy, it appears simple yet there are technical issues that need to be streamlined in terms of structure, synchronization, and harmonization of the law in question.

"For instance, the definition of terrorism that is different across the world," he pointed out.

Moreover, the law that states 30 days confinement in place of seven days is regarded by the public as a violation of human rights.

He also said that if children are involved in terrorism, such cases would come under the Law of Child Lawsuit or Lex specialist.

"We have not witnessed the coordination, as this law has not enlisted the tasks, matter, and function as well as the National Terrorism Prevention Body's authority that has not formed in accordance with the law," he added.

According to Rizaldy, the revised part will need reference studies and the opinion of public and stakeholders.

He is confident that the law could serve as an effective measure to prevent terrorism without disregarding human rights.

"All fractions are still not on the same page regarding the advised technical points, so after recommendation by the government, the committee will conduct reviews by inviting all stakeholders and also meeting the anti-terrorism task forces," he remarked.

According to Rizaldy, all fractions thereafter need to study the reviews and giving opinions based on their paradigm.

Currently, the reviews are being examined by the committee along with the government institutions, such as the Law and Human Rights Ministry, Police Department, High Court, and the Army.

Editor: Rustam Effendi

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