Controversy of the Capability of Voters with Mental Health Disorder in the General Election

  • Wilma Silalahi1, Guntur Hamzah2, Retno Saraswati2, Lita Tyesta ALW2
Keywords: Voters, discrimination, mental health disorder, disabled people

Abstract

In the Republic of Indonesia’s Constitution, Article 22E paragraph (1), it is stated that the execution of the
general election must be done in a manner which is direct, general, libre, confidential, honest and fair. Every
citizen has a right which is guaranteed constitutionally to participate in the general election including those
who are mentally disabled.
They have the right to freely participate both directly or by electing the representatives who will be in
the government. Historically, the prohibition of the voting rights for mentally disabled people is not in
accordance with the Human Rights except with clear circumsance.

Author Biography

Wilma Silalahi1, Guntur Hamzah2, Retno Saraswati2, Lita Tyesta ALW2

1University of Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia, 2University of Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Wilma Silalahi1, Guntur Hamzah2, Retno Saraswati2, Lita Tyesta ALW2. (2020). Controversy of the Capability of Voters with Mental Health Disorder in the General Election. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 703-707. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1196