Penal Code of Indonesia (document, English)


Penal Code of Indonesia (document, English)

Resource Type
Penal Code
Publication Year
English (US)





Penal Code of Indonesia, Enacted 1982, with amendments through 1999.


Book I: General Provisions

  • Chapter I: Extent of Operation of the Statutory Penal Provisions
  • Chapter II: Punishments
  • Chapter III: Exclusion, Mitigation and Enhancement of Punishment
  • Chapter IV: Attempt
  • Chapter V: Participation in Punishable Acts
  • Chapter VI: Conjunction of Punishable Acts
  • Chapter VII: Filing and Withdrawal of Complaining in Crimes to be Prosecuted only upon Complaint 
  • Chapter VIII: Lapse of the Right to Prosecute and of the Punishment
  • Chapter IX: Sense of some Expressions used in the Code

Book II: Crimes

  • Chapter I: Crimes Against the Security of the State
  • Chapter II: Crimes Against the Dignity of the President and Vice President
  • Chapter III: Crimes Against Friendly States and Against Heads and Representatives of Friendly States
  • Chapter IV: Crimes Concerning the Performances of State Duties and State Rights
  • Chapter V: Crimes Against the Public Order
  • Chapter VI: Dueling 
  • Chapter VII: Crimes whereby the General Security of Persons or Property is Endangered 
  • Chapter VIII: Crimes Against Public Authority 
  • Chapter IX: Perjury and False Testimony 
  • Chapter X: Counterfeit of Coins and Currency and Bank Notes
  • Chapter XI: Forgery of Seals and Marks
  • Chapter XII: Forgery of Writings
  • Chapter XIII: Crimes Against the Civil Status of Persons
  • Chapter XIV: Crimes Against Decency 
  • Chapter XV: Abandonment of Destitutes
  • Chapter XVI: Defamation
  • Chapter XVII: Revelation of Secrets  
  • Chapter XVIII: Crimes Against Personal Liberty 
  • Chapter XIX: Crimes Against Life
  • Chapter XX: Maltreatment
  • Chapter XXI: Causing Death or Bodily Harm by Negligence 
  • Chapter XXII: Theft
  • Chapter XXIII: Extortion and Blackmail
  • Chapter XXIV: Embezzlement 
  • Chapter XXV: Fraud
  • Chapter XXVI: Injury to creditors or rightful claimants
  • Chapter XXVII: Destruction or Damage to Property 
  • Chapter XXVIII: Crimes Committed by Officials
  • Chapter XXIX: Crimes relating to Navigation
  • Chapter XXIX A: Crimes relating to Aviation and Aviation Activities 
  • Chapter XXX: Receiving Stolen Property, Publishing and Printing
  • Chapter XXXI: Provisions relating to Recidivism common to various Chapters

Book III: Misdemeanors 

  • Chapter I: Misdemeanors concerning the General Security of Persons and Property and the Public Health
  • Chapter II: Misdemeanors relating to Public Order 
  • Chapter III: Misdemeanors against the Public Authority  
  • Chapter IV: Misdemeanors relating to Descent and Marriage
  • Chapter V: Misdemeanors relating to Destitute Persons
  • Chapter VI: Misdemeanors relating to Morals
  • Chapter VII: Misdemeanors relating to Yards and Premises 
  • Chapter VIII: Misdemeanors by Officials 
  • Chapter IX: Misdemeanors relating to Navigation 

(sections related to women's rights)

  • Article 284: Prohibition of Adultery
  • Article 286: Prohibition of Rape
  • Article 346: Prohibition of Abortion

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Document Source)


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