The Impact of Presidential Regulation No 125/ 2016: Problems and Challenges faced by Local Governments to Protect Asylum Seekers in Indonesia

Seminar/Forum

The Impact of Presidential Regulation No 125/ 2016: Problems and Challenges faced by Local Governments to Protect Asylum Seekers in Indonesia

Room 609, Level 6
Melbourne Law School

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Although not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, Indonesia currently hosts 14,000 asylum seekers and refugees. There is no national legal mechanism for processing them, but in 2016, President Joko Widodo signed a Presidential Regulation No 125/2016 which recognizes their status and needs, and which includes a policy for more refugee shelters to be provided by local governments. Already a number of cities in Indonesia have accommodated and provided for asylum seekers for several years. This presentation will canvass the experiences, problems and challenges of local governments in providing protection to asylum seekers in Indonesia under the Presidential Regulation.

Presenter

  • Associate Professor Heru Susetyo
    Associate Professor Heru Susetyo, Universitas Indonesia