Minimum Protection of Rohingya Refugees (A Moral Approach in Aceh)

Malahayati, Malahayati and Rasyid, Laila M and Iskandar, Hadi (2019) Minimum Protection of Rohingya Refugees (A Moral Approach in Aceh). In: ICONSHEL 2018, 5-6 September 2018, Padang, Indonesia.

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Indonesia is not a member of the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol on the Status of Refugees. However, the Government of Indonesia has been receiving many refugees. Aceh has some experiences in handling Rohingya refugees since 2009. The purpose of this research is to describe the minimum protection afforded to Rohingyas and the values of local wisdom that affect the provision of minimum protection to Rohingyas in Aceh. This is socio-legal research — structured interviews and observations conducted in North Aceh, East Aceh, and Langsa. The population in this study are all stakeholders involved in handling Rohingyas in Aceh. The result shows that Rohingyas in Aceh have gained better minimum protection, compared to other provinces in Indonesia. The interaction between the refugees and communities is fairly good, which is affected by the existing values of local wisdom in Aceh society and concurrently with the values in their country of origin. Minimum protection of refugees can be maximized if local wisdom values are well integrated into refugee management policies; Good coordination among agencies; and socialization to the local community about the existence of refugees in their area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: refugee handling rohingyas local wisdom aceh
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 12:16
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 12:16

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