Consumer Protection for Accessing Essential Needs in Disaster Situation in Indonesia
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210525.049How to use a DOI?
- Consumer Protection, Essential Needs, Disaster
In event of disaster, essential needs are purposed to support human life but in the business practices, the case is often the opposite. Suddenly the price of essential needs increases dramatically. Business actors often take advantage of this condition to increase the price of essential needs so that it can threaten human survival. This research aims to find out consumer protection in accessing essential needs in the event of disaster in Indonesia. The research employed normative legal research using statute and conceptual approach. This study revealed no stipulated regulation that explicitly concerns consumer protection in accessing essential needs in the event of a disaster; however, several laws stipulate the prohibition of accumulation of goods. Many business actors utilize this vacuum of the norm to increase the price of essential needs in the event of a disaster. The condition threatens consumers’ sustainability in maintaining their lives because many consumers who cannot access essential needs will be in a vulnerable condition. Therefore, to protect consumer needs to construct new law that states prohibition to increase the price of essential needs up to maximum price in disaster.
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TY - CONF AU - Ahmad Zuhairi AU - F Khairus Febryan AU - Dwi Martini AU - BF Ari Rahmad Hakim AU - Diangsa Wagian PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/26 TI - Consumer Protection for Accessing Essential Needs in Disaster Situation in Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Education and Social Science (ACCESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 75 EP - 79 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210525.049 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210525.049 ID - Zuhairi2021 ER -