THE PROTECTION OF WITNESS1 RIGHTS DURING A TRIAL PROCESS AT THE DISTRICT COURT LEVEL; A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AND THE UNITED STATES

Buyung Ridwan Tanjung

Abstract

Howdo The Republic of Indonesia's and The United States' criminal law proceduresprotecttheir witness'rights during the trial process at the district level?A witness is a part of evidence holding an important thing to prove a crime. There are many definitionsof witness, one of the definitions from the lectlaw is Person who comes to court andswears under oath togive truthful evidence. Onewho, being sworn oraffirmed, according tolaw, deposes as  tohisknowledge offactsinissue between theparties ina causal. However, often a protectionof witness is not strong enough.

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