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Exporting Detention: Australian-Funded Immigration Detention in Indonesia


Savitri Taylor


La Trobe University - School of Law

December 7, 2012

Journal of Refugee Studies, 2012, doi: 10.1093/jrs/fes027

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.

Keywords: immigration detention, Indonesia, Australia

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Date posted: December 9, 2012  

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Taylor, Savitri, Exporting Detention: Australian-Funded Immigration Detention in Indonesia (December 7, 2012). Journal of Refugee Studies, 2012, doi: 10.1093/jrs/fes027. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2187088

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Savitri Taylor (Contact Author)
La Trobe University - School of Law ( email )
La Trobe University
Bundoora, Victoria 3086
Australia
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