The Human Rights Implications of Australian and Indonesian Anti-Smuggling Laws

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, Vol 4, No. 4, 2018

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 817

20 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2019

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Susan York Kneebone

University of Melbourne - Law School

Antje Missbach

Monash University - Faculty of Arts

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Australia-Indonesia cooperation on anti-smuggling measures dates from the mid-1990s when joint policing activities and cooperation on preventing smuggling began between Australia and Indonesia (Connery, Sambhi, & McKenzie, 2014a; Connery, Sambhi, & McKenzie, 2014b). In this introduction we place the issue of smuggling in the context of responses to global refugee movements and explain Australia’s interest and involvement in framing an anti-smuggling as a ‘crimmigation’ response. In the next section we will describe that developing bilateral relationship in order to show how it focused on preventing the movement of asylum seekers who were framed as illegal migrants. In the second half of the paper, we examine the legislative response of each country and its human rights impacts.

Keywords: anti-smuggling, refugee, migrants

JEL Classification: K00, K33

Suggested Citation

Kneebone, Susan York and Missbach, Antje, The Human Rights Implications of Australian and Indonesian Anti-Smuggling Laws (2018). International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, Vol 4, No. 4, 2018, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 817, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3355015

Susan York Kneebone (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

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Antje Missbach

Monash University - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Clayton Victoria, 3800
Australia

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