Indonesian Civil Code (Indentation)

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Translated by Sony R Simanjuntak SH (LLB) Unpar LLM Monash PhD Melb

The Indonesian Civil Code
Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Perdata (KUHPer)- S 1847-23

Content:

Book One – Persons (Arts 1 – 498)

Chapter I : Enjoyment and Loss of Civil Rights (Arts 1 – 3)
Chapter II : Civil Registry Records (Arts 4 – 16) (Repealed)
Provisions of this Chapter were replaced by several regulations:
1. Amendment of 1849: Regulation on Civil Registration for European Group.
2. Amendment of 1917: Regulation on Civil Registration for Chinese Group.
3. Amendment of 1920: Regulation on Civil Registration for Several Groups of Indonesian Population which are not Included in Members of Regional Government in Java and Madura.
4. Amendment of 1933: Regulation on Civil Registration for Indonesian Christians in Java, Madura, Minahasa etc.
5. Amendment of 1946: Regulation on Civil Registration in regards to Birth and Death.
6. Amendment of 1961: Alteration or Addition of Surname.
7. Amendment of 1983: Management and Development of the Administration of Civil Registration.
8. Amendment of 199: Guidelines for Conducting Registration of Residents.
Chapter III : Residence or Domicile (Arts 17 – 25)
Chapter IV : Marriage (Arts 26 – 102) (Repealed)
Chapter V : Rights and Obligations between Husband and Wife (Arts 103 – 118) (Repealed)
Chapter VI : Legal Marital Common Property and Its Administration (Arts 119 – 138) (Repealed)
Chapter VII : Prenuptial Agreement (Arts 139 – 179) (Repealed)
Chapter VIII : Legal Marital Common Property or Prenuptial Agreement in Second or Subsequent Marriage (Arts 180 – 185) (Repealed)
Chapter IX : Separation of Marital Property (Arts 186 – 198) (Repealed)
Chapter X : Dissolution of Marriage (Arts 199 – 232a) (Repealed)
Chapter XI : Bed and Board Separation (Arts 233 – 249) (Repealed)
Chapter XII : Paternity and Filiation of Children (Arts 250 – 289) (Repealed)
Chapter XIII : Blood Relationship and Relationship by Marriage (Arts 290 – 297) (Repealed)
Chapter XIV : Parental Authority (Arts 298 – 329) (Repealed)
Chapter XIVA : Charge, Reduction and Discharge of Maintenance Payment (Arts 329a – 329b) (Repealed)
Provisions of Chapters IV – XIVA were repealed by several regulations:
1. Law No. 1 of 1974 regarding Marriage.
2. Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975 regarding Implementing Regulation of Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage.
3. Guidelines for Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975.
4. Supreme Court Guidance No. MA/Pemb/0807/1975 regarding Implementation of Law No. 1 of 1974 and Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975.
5. Guidance of the Supreme Court Chairman regarding Application of Law No. 1 of 1974 and Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975.
6. Government Regulation No. 10 of 1983 regarding Approval for Marriage and Divorce of Public Civil Servants.
7. Decree of Minister of Defense and Security No. Kep/01/I/1980 regarding Provisions on Marriage, Divorce, and Reconciliation for Members of Indonesian Military.
Chapter XV : Minority and Guardianship (Arts 330 – 418a)
Chapter XVI : Several Moderations to Minority (Arts 419 – 432)
Chapter XVII : Curatorship (Arts 433 – 462)
Chapter XVIII : Absence (Arts 463 – 498)

Book Two – Things (Arts 499 – 1232)

Chapter I : Property and Its Classification (Arts 499 – 528)
Chapter II : Possession and Rights arising from it (Arts 529 – 569)
Chapter III : Right of Ownership (Arts 570 – 624) (Repealed)
Chapter IV : Rights and Obligations among Owners of Neighbouring Plots of Land (Arts 625 – 672) (Repealed)
Chapter V : Compulsory Labour (Arts 673) (Repealed)
Chapter VI : Easements (Arts 674 – 710) (Repealed)
Chapter VII : Right of Building (Arts 711 – 719) (Repealed)
Chapter VIII : Right of Land-Use (Arts 720 – 736) (Repealed)
Chapter IX : Land Rents and One-Tenth of Proceeds (Arts 737 – 755) (Repealed)
Chapter X : Right of Proceeds (Arts 756 – 817) (Repealed)
Chapter XI : Right for Self-Use and Right of Occupancy (Arts 818 – 829) (Repealed)
Provisions of Chapters III – XI and Chapter XX were repealed by:
Law No. 5 of 1960 regarding Basic Provisions on Agrarian.
Chapter XII : Succession due to Death (Arts 830-873)
Chapter XIII : Testament/Will (Arts 874 – 1004)
Chapter XIV : Executor of Testament and Administrator of Estate (Arts 1005 – 1022)
Chapter XV : Right of Deliberation and Special Right for Inventory Filing (Arts 1023 – 1043)
Chapter XVI : Acceptance and Renunciation of Inheritance (Arts 1044 – 1065)
Chapter XVII : Partition/Distribution of Estate (Arts 1066 – 1125)
Chapter XVIII : Ungoverned Inheritances (Arts 1126 – 1130)
Chapter XIX : Debts with Preferential Right (Arts 1131 – 1149)
Chapter XX : Pledge (Arts 1150 – 1161) (Repealed)
Chapter XXI : Hypothec (Arts 1162 – 1232) (Repealed)
Provisions of this Chapter were repealed by:
Law No. 4 of 1999 regarding Land Collateral

Addendum to Book Two on Things are:
1. Law No. 42 of 1999 regarding Fiduciary Transfer.
2. Government Regulation No. 86 of 2000 regarding Procedures of Registration for Fiduciary Transfer and Fees for Deed of Fiduciary Transfer.

Book Three – Transactions (Arts 1233-1864)

Chapter I : Transactions in General (Arts 1233 – 1312)
Chapter II : Transactions arising from Contracts or Agreements (Arts 1313 – 1351)
Chapter III : Transactions by Law (Arts 1352 – 1380)
Chapter IV : Extinguishment of Transactions (Arts 1381 – 1456)
Chapter V : Sale and Purchase (Arts 1457 – 1540)
Chapter VI : Barter (Arts 1541 – 1546)
Chapter VII : Lease (Arts 1547 – 1600)
Chapter VIIA : Work/Service Agreements (Arts 1601 – 1617)
Chapter VIII : Partnerships/Companies (Arts 1618 – 1652)
Chapter IX : Organisation/Society (Arts 1653 – 1665)
Chapter X : Gifts (Arts 1666 – 1693)
Chapter XI : Deposits (Arts 1694 – 1739)
Chapter XII : Loans for Use (Arts 1740 – 1753)
Chapter XIII : Loans for Consumption (Arts 1754 – 1769)
Chapter XIV : Fixed or Perpetual Interests (Arts 1770 – 1773)
Chapter XV : Aleatory Contracts (Arts 1774 – 1791)
Chapter XVI : Agency/Power of Attorney (Arts 1792 – 1819)
Chapter XVII : Suretyship/Guaranty (Arts 1820 – 1850)
Chapter XVIII : Conciliation (Arts 1851 – 1864)

Book Four – Evidence and Prescription (Arts 1865 – 1993)

Chapter I : Proof in General (Arts 1865 – 1866)
Chapter II : Written Proof (Arts 1867 – 1894)
Chapter III : Testimony (Arts 1895 – 1914)
Chapter IV : Presumptions (Arts 1915 – 1922)
Chapter V : Admissions (Arts 1923 – 1928)
Chapter VI : Legal Oath (Arts 1929 – 1945)
Chapter VII : Prescription (Arts 1946 – 1993)

References:
1. Subekti, R. and Tjitrosudibio, R. Kitab Undang-Undang Hukum Perdata [Civil Code]. Jakarta: Pradnya Paramita, 2003.
2. Kansil, C.S.T. and Kansil, Christine S.T. Suplemen Kitab Undang-Undang Hukum Perdata [Civil Code Supplements]. Jakarta: Pradnya Paramita, 2003.