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LEGAL JUSTICE FOR THE POOR

GROUP MEMBER :

1. Farrel Rivishah Raashad


2. Jonasmer Simatupang
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LAW FACULY
SEMARANG STATE UNIVERSITY
Preface

Thank to Almighty God who has given His bless to us for finishing the English
paper assignment entitled “Legal Justice For The Poor”. We also wish to express
deep and sincere gratitude for Mrs. Bayangsari Wedhatami, S.H., M.H. who have
guided in completing this paper.

This English paper contains about This paper is about legal injustices that occur in
people's lives caused by a lack of proper and equitable law enforcement for the
entire community. in the future we hope that improvements in law enforcement
can be done so that a safe, comfortable and peaceful life can be achieved

Semarang, November 1st, 2018

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Justice comes from the term fair, which in Arabic means middle. Justice means
being impartial, siding with the right and not arbitrary. But because justice is
something abstract. Aristoteles said that justice is an action that lies between
giving too much and little which can be interpreted as giving something to
everyone according to what is his right.

Poverty has been known since ancient times, in our country there is almost no
justice for the poor, only the rich always get justice. Money always be used to do
anything. Justice and poverty are very difficult to separate. So that justice and
poverty have a very close and inseparable relationship.

Poverty is a global problem. Poverty arises because a person is unable to fulfill his
life needs. In addition, poverty is also caused by a scarcity of tools to meet the
basic needs needed and a low level of education, making it difficult to be able to
compete in finding work.
CHAPTER 2

DISCUSSION

Causes of Injustice of the Poor

Since ancient times we have known poverty, poverty occurs because of the
injustices that occur in law enforcement in our country today that make rich
people increasingly rich and poor people getting poorer. Law enforcement for the
poor is still very discriminatory. Legal justice is not pro-poor, Even they are being
the victims of law enforcement in this country. In fact, legal justice to date has
still not materialized in Indonesia.

Law enforcement should be able to produce justice, but in fact law enforcement in
Indonesia today only benefits the rich people. One example is that state officials
who are caught committing corruption are punished with penalties that are not
comparable to what they have done, while a grandmother accused of stealing teak
trees is given a very severe sentence.

Corruptors or rich people commit violations because they feel dissatisfied with
what they already have. Greed is the reason they do that. Even though they know
the rules. Then what about poor people who commit violations due to compulsion,
not to pursue wealth, but only to survive.

Impact of Injustice

In essence, justice belongs to all humans. This is in accordance with the meaning
of the basic principles in the world, namely equality before the law, without legal
distinction for every human being. Not about the rich or poor, no matter the social
strata, no matter what position they are in, everything is equal in the eyes of the
law.

But if we look at our country, unequal justice between the rich and the poor
causes a loss of legal principles in our country. At present poverty has a very
diverse impact such as crime, unemployment, disturbed health and other impacts.
As a result of injustices over law enforcement that occur in the community, many
people feel dissatisfied with the government's promises of a decent life for the
entire community. However, until now this has never been realized at all for the
community
Justice For Together

If we want our country to progress, the thing that must be considered is justice
among every society. Justice is not only for the rich, but for all members of the
community. Law enforcers must be able to act as fairly as possible, not only
defend the rich but also must defend the poor. Our country will progress if its
people want to obey the law and be fair to each other. For this reason, justice must
be upheld and poverty must be eradicated.

Actually it has become a public secret how difficult the officials who have power
are not touched by the law but still get relief in the legal process. As with those
with lower classes, they can only accept everything that is charged to them
without being able to resist. That is the law of our country can be likened to a
knife, sharply dull downward.

In article 27 point 1 the opening of the Basic Law reads "All citizens are at the
same time in law and government and are obliged to uphold the law and the
government without exception". If viewed from the sound of the article, it can be
concluded that in the eyes of the law, whether it is the rich or the poor, officials or
ordinary people if they make a mistake or a crime, they will be rewarded
according to how heavy the mistakes they made. But the problem now is whether
the law in Indonesia can be said to be consistent with the article which is the basis
for giving punishment to those who commit crimes.

If talking about justice for the people, then the people cannot be blamed because
indeed the law should be enforced, regardless of the status or position of the
perpetrators of the crime. As a legal state (rechtstaat), Indonesia is currently
facing serious legal and community justice issues. Law and justice of the people
as if the two poles are separated from each other, not approaching each other. This
condition is of course contrary to the philosophical basis of the law itself, where
law is born not just to create social order, but more than that, how the law is born
can provide a sense of justice for the community.

Legal justice for the community, especially the poor in this country is something
expensive. Legal justice is only owned by people who have power and political
and economic access. Meanwhile, the weak or poor are very difficult to get access
to legal justice and even they are often victims of unfair law enforcement.

Legal justice for community rights must be guaranteed and protected by the state.
The right to obtain legal justice is equal to the right of the people to obtain social,
political and economic justice. But in practice, the poor are still difficult to get
access to legal justice. Access is a road that is passed by the community to reach
justice outside and inside the court.
Solution

In order for Indonesia to become an equitable country by creating seeds that are
not selfish and always remember the cries of the people who have suffered. The
people choose a leader not because they look beautiful or because they are rich
but the people with a material that he belongs to choose them because the people
believe that the leaders who have been elected can make Indonesia advance and
the people do not suffer because of injustice for the leaders do not let the people
be disappointed because the hopes of the people are on you, and the solution is by
giving punishment to anyone who has violated existing justice, do not ever look at
whoever they are and whatever their work is if they have violated and must be
punished accordingly do not want it if he buys justice with the material he has