Criminalization toward LGBT Community and its Implementation through the Aceh Qanun in Indonesia

Authors

  • M. Hamdan1 , Eva Syahfitri Nasution1

Keywords:

criminalization, LGBT, aceh, qanun, indonesia

Abstract

This paper discussed some Criminal Laws on LGBT community regulated in the Criminal Code and in

special legal provisions outside the Criminal Code. It also discussed criminalization toward LGBT people

through the Aceh Perda, regulated in the Aceh Qanun and its implementation through the Banda Aceh Sharia

Court. In the criminal law stipulated in the Indonesian Criminal Code today and in the legal provisions

outside the Penal Code, some of the illegal acts committed by LGBT people are liable to imprisonment.

The criminal law stipulated in the Aceh Qanun cleanly regulates the acts of lesbian and gay people as the

ones which are strictly prohibited and liable to being punished. Therefore, based on this Aceh Qanun, their

acts are considered as criminal acts. Aceh Qanun (which is considered as the Aceh Perda or Government

Regulation), has criminalized the acts of LGBT people. In Aceh, committing sexual intercourse of gays

and lesbians has been formulated in Article 63 and Article 64 of the Aceh Qanun No. 6/2014. The violation

against these Articles has been implemented on the perpetrators who are punished with ‘uqubat’ or whipped

85 times before public as it is found in the Banda Aceh Sharia Court’s Verdict No. 19/JN/2017/Ms.Bna on

May 17, 2017

Author Biography

M. Hamdan1 , Eva Syahfitri Nasution1

1 Lecturer at Faculty of Law, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

M. Hamdan1 , Eva Syahfitri Nasution1. (2020). Criminalization toward LGBT Community and its Implementation through the Aceh Qanun in Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2006-2008. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10717