Exporting detention : Australia-funded immigration detention in Indonesia

Nethery, Amy, Rafferty-Brown, Brynna and Taylor, Savitri 2013, Exporting detention : Australia-funded immigration detention in Indonesia, Journal of refugee studies, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 88-109.

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Title Exporting detention : Australia-funded immigration detention in Indonesia
Author(s) Nethery, Amy
Rafferty-Brown, Brynna
Taylor, Savitri
Journal name Journal of refugee studies
Volume number 26
Issue number 1
Start page 88
End page 109
Total pages 22
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2013-03
ISSN 0951-6328
1471-6925
Keyword(s) immigration detention
asylum seekers
Indonesia
Australia
policy export
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 160601 Australian Government and Politics
160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Oxford University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051110

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