Indonesian Law No. 23 of 2002 on Child Protection

This statute defines a 'child' as a person under the age of 18 years, and 'child protection' as all activities that guarantee and protect children and their right to live, grow, develop and participate to their optimum, having regard to their dignity as human beings, affording them protection from violence and discrimination.

The statute regulates the responsibilities and obligations of the state, government, and parents vis-a-vis children, as well as other child-related issues such as guardianship, foster-care, society's role, as well as that of the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (Komisi Perlindungan Anak Indonesia).

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