MANDATE OF THE LAW ON DISABLED PERSONS

  • Muhammad Ilham Mardjuki Program Pascasarjana UHAMKA
Keywords: Disability, Regulation, Law Number 8 of 2016

Abstract

Persons  with  disabilities  are  defined  as  every  person  who  experiences  physical, intellectual, mental, and/or sensory limitations for a long period of time in interacting with the environment can experience obstacles and difficulties to participate fully and effectively  with  other  citizens  based  on  equality  of  rights.  As  a  follow-up  to  the Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) held in New York in 2006 the Indonesian government passed Law Number 8 of 2016 concerning Persons with Disabilities. In this regulation mandating support programs for persons with disabilities include the establishment of a National Disability Commission, Cards for Persons with Disabilities, Sign Language as the official language for persons with sensory disabilities and so on. This regulation mandates the government to compile implementing regulations to accommodate the implementation of law number 8 of 2016 no later than 2 (two) years from the date the regulation is promulgated. This research method uses descriptive research  methods  by comparing  the  text  of  the  legislation  (literature  review).  The government's efforts to realize respect, promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights and basic freedoms of persons with disabilities in full and equal have been carried out by ratifying the CRPD and issuing Law Number 8 of 2016 concerning Persons with Disabilities. But the rules that have strategic issues and program designs that can be implemented by the Central and Regional Governments are collided with technical rules. The deadline for drafting the derivative rules of the law is not realized either in the form of government regulations or presidential regulations.

Published
2019-11-10