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Reform of the Indonesian Criminal Procedure Law: Urgency and Impact on The Criminal Justice System

Mohammad Ilham
Fitra Mayesti
Eni Rosimah
Bara Parsaoran Limbong


The criminal justice process, known as criminal procedural law, plays a central role in carrying out criminal law enforcement based on the Criminal Procedure Code (KUHAP). KUHAP has received sharp criticism and spotlight due to its difficulty in adjusting to changing times, resulting in a number of problems, shortcomings, and weaknesses in the criminal justice system in Indonesia. Therefore, it is necessary to reform the Indonesian criminal procedure law.  Based on these problems, the purpose of this research is to analyze the urgency and impact of criminal procedure law reform on the criminal justice system in Indonesia. This research uses a juridical-normative approach, focusing on legal regulations, court decisions, legal theories, principles, and scholarly works. Secondary data includes primary, secondary, and tertiary legal materials. Data analysis is normative qualitative, referring to applicable legal norms including positive regulations, and without numbers/statistics. This study concluded that the reform of criminal procedure law is an urgent step in changing the Indonesian criminal justice system, so it has urgency in ensuring that the criminal justice system becomes more fair, efficient, and responsive to social and technological developments, and the reform of criminal procedure law in Indonesia has a positive impact on the Indonesian criminal justice system in order to protect the human rights of suspects, defendants, and convicts, increase the speed and efficiency of justice, and encourage inclusiveness and community participation in law enforcement.

Keywords: Reform, Criminal Procedure Law. ,


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