Jakarta, IO – The House of Representatives (DPR) has officially passed the Sexual Violence Eradication Bill (RUU TPKS) into law in a plenary session presided over by Speaker of the House Puan Maharani on Tuesday (12/4).
Of the nine factions in the House, eight — PDI-P, Golkar, Gerindra, NasDem, PKB, PAN, Democratic Party, and PPP — were in favor, while PKS rejected it on the grounds that it wanted to wait for the ratification of the revised Penal Code (KUHP).
The TPKS law seeks to overcome barriers to legal justice for victims of sexual crimes. The special procedural law stipulates redress scheme ranging from restitution, victim aid funds, reporting, investigations, prosecutions to examinations in court. The law also guarantees victims’ rights to treatment, protection and recovery through an integrated service framework.