Exporting Detention: Australia-funded Immigration Detention in Indonesia

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Amy Nethery

Author
Brynna Rafferty-Brown

Author
Savitri Taylor

URL
http://ift.tt/1PxtOM7

Volume
26

Issue
1

Pages
88-109

Publication
Journal of Refugee Studies

ISSN
0951-6328, 1471-6925

Date
03/01/2013

Journal Abbr
Journal of Refugee Studies

DOI
10.1093/jrs/fes027

Accessed
2016-06-17 06:05:31

Library Catalog
jrs.oxfordjournals.org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au

Language
en

Abstract
Since 2000, Australia has provided significant levels of funding and resources to encourage Indonesia to use immigration detention to deter asylum seekers from making the onward journey to Australia. In this way Australia has effectively extended its domestic policy of immigration detention beyond its own national borders. The provision of Australian funding for detention in Indonesia has resulted in an increased propensity of Indonesian officials to detain. This article examines the outcomes and implications of this transfer of immigration detention policy for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia. It draws on interviews conducted with individuals who have spent time in Indonesia’s immigration detention centres, and Indonesian immigration officials, to assess the conditions of the detention centres. The particular arrangement between Australia and Indonesia, however, fails adequately to protect the human rights of immigration detainees. Ultimately, the detention of asylum seekers in Indonesia serves as one more barrier to finding effective protection in the Asia-Pacific region.

Short Title
Exporting Detention

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