The Policy of Cohabitation Criminalization in Indonesian Criminal Law

Riyanto and Hartiwiningsih

An act that is called by the community “cohabitation” is basically very contrary to the values of life in community in Indonesia. The context of living together with opposite gender must be in a sacredness called marriage (containing the value of holiness). Marriage becomes the basis for creating an inner and outer prosperous family; which is in Islam, it is called a happy, loving and supportive family. It is stipulated in the Law No. 1/1974 on Marriage. The law protecting the value of marital sanctity is abused by the criminalization of a cohabitation paradigm.

Volume 12 | 08-Special Issue

Pages: 15-19

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP8/20202495