Politica of Criminal Law; The Importance of Revision of Mineral and Coal Law: Who Is Benefitted

  •  Arif Rohman    
  •  Syafruddin Syafruddin    
  •  Mansyur Masnyur    


Minerals and coal are state owned assets that need to used wisely, although the People's Representative Council (DPR) is yet to ratify them for the 2020-2025 period during the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world, including Indonesia. The review of the Mineral and Coal has caused many draw backs because it does not follow the principle of balancing and sharing regional authority. This study discusses the principle of strict liability as stipulated in Law No. 3/2020 by examining the urgency for changes and who will benefit from the revision. Doctrinal research was used for analyzing the politics of criminal Law in the Mineral and Coal, both before and in its amendments. Furthermore, Law No. 4/2009 ensnares many people that carry out illegal mining because the mechanism and procedure for the popular Mining license is the same with the mining license of the companies. The content of the amendments to the Mineral and Coal only regulates the sale of 51% foreign shares, but from a criminal perspective and nominalization of criminal fines and the reduction of prison sentence, it can be seen that the new criminal concept does not have a significant meaning for business corporations, as the suspects so far have been people that have been mining in the form of community mining.

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